zdnet.com Archives - 06 January 2013, Sunday

  • Singapore Polytechnic launches cyber wargame center

    Singapore Polytechnic launches cyber wargame center

    zdnet.com 04 Jan '13, 8am

    Singapore Polytechnic has launched a Cyber Wargame Center, a facility to train "the cyberdefenders of tomorrow", where students are immersed in an environment to deal with real life security scenarios. According to a statement by the institute on Thursday, the center is part of a coll...

  • Apple in 2018: the next Nike, Louis Vuitton, Saks?

    Apple in 2018: the next Nike, Louis Vuitton, Saks?

    zdnet.com 03 Jan '13, 5pm

    Isn't Apple already a premium, branded consumer company? Wasn't it before it ever experienced its massive growth? Couldn't it be argued that Apple is even less a premium company than it is today, and it's just riding on perception alone? Its most popular product, the iPhone, is priced...

  • BlackBerry opens Expert Center in Singapore - ZDNet

    BlackBerry opens Expert Center in Singapore

    zdnet.com 12 Dec '12, 8am

    BlackBerry Expert Center frontage SINGAPORE--Research In Motion (RIM) has launched its first BlackBerry Expert Center (BEC) here as part of efforts to step up customer service ahead of the upcoming launch of its operating system, BlackBerry 10 . Singapore is the second country in Asia...

  • SAP sharpens APAC research focus with new Singapore facility

    zdnet.com 10 Dec '12, 8am

    SINGAPORE--German software giant SAP officially opened its SAP Next Business and Technology Research Center in Singapore, which marks the first of the company's refreshed research and development (R&D) centers globally. "While SAP continues to do applied research, that's no longer all...

  • Bitcoin exchange gains backing from French bank

    zdnet.com 10 Dec '12, 6am

    Paymium, the company running Bitcoin-Central, has entered into a partnership with payment processor Aqoba and French bank Credit Mutuel Arkéa, enabling it to create accounts to hold the bitcoin currency. (Stack of bitcoins isolated on white. Computer generated 3D photo rendering image...

  • Austrian man raided for operating TOR exit node

    zdnet.com 30 Nov '12, 12pm

    An Austrian man has had his house raided and his hardware confiscated for running a TOR exit node. Austrian man William Weber could face up to 10 years in jail for the distribution and/or production of child abuse material, only, he was never involved in the crimes — his computer was....

  • Big data is Singapore's new 'natural resource'

    zdnet.com 30 Nov '12, 10am

    SINGAPORE--Big data can help companies gain a competitive advantage, but knowing the context behind the data collection is important to avoid making spurious decisions. "For [Singapore], it's a new natural resource--which we don't have much of," said Janet Ang, managing director of IB...

  • 5 tips for SMBs to raise productivity with IT

    zdnet.com 22 Nov '12, 9am

    For many small and midsized busineses (SMBs), freeing up resources from time-consuming tasks can provide a big boost to their productivity and bottomline. According to Singapore-based real estate agency, ECG Property, figuring out how to improve the way it handles paperwork has helped...

  • Singapore, Bangalore among top 20 startup ecosystems

    Singapore, Bangalore among top 20 startup ecosystems

    zdnet.com 21 Nov '12, 5am

    Singapore and Bangalore are ranked the world's 17th and 19th most influential startup ecosystem, respectively, signifying a global startup revolution. These findings were published Tuesday in Startup Ecosystem Report 2012 , released by Startup Genome and Telefónica Digital. Based on d...

  • Singapore's cybersecurity amendments opens questions on compliance

    zdnet.com 19 Nov '12, 4am

    In a bid to harden Singapore's cyberdefense, the government has proposed upgrades to its Computer Misuse Act. To signify the change in tack, the Computer Misuse Act will be renamed Cybersecurity Act. The new Section 15A will now cover detection in addition to prevention and countering...

  • Singapore's Computer Misuse Act to be renamed Cybersecurity Act

    zdnet.com 19 Nov '12, 2am

    In a bid to harden Singapore's cyberdefense, the government has proposed upgrades to its Computer Misuse Act. To signify the change in tack, the Computer Misuse Act will be renamed Cybersecurity Act. The new Section 15A will now cover detection in addition to prevention and countering...

  • NBN: How Aust compares to Singapore and NZ

    zdnet.com 15 Nov '12, 4am

    Executives from Singapore and New Zealand have arrived in Sydney to detail to the Australian industry how their own national broadband networks are comparing to Australia's. For starters, both projects are substantially cheaper, albeit for land masses much smaller in size, with lower ...

  • Singapore fails in data privacy, green policy for cloud

    Singapore fails in data privacy, green policy for cloud

    zdnet.com 14 Nov '12, 9am

    Singapore has slipped to fourth place from third in the Cloud Readiness Index 2012, dragged down by below average scores in data privacy, and power grid and green policy. According to the report by Asia's Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) released Tuesday , the country scored the hig...

  • Google Maps Navigation comes to Singapore

    zdnet.com 12 Nov '12, 8pm

    SINGAPORE--Google will from Tuesday support turn-by-turn GPS navigation with voice-guided driving directions for Android users in Singapore. On Tuesday, Google added Singapore to the list of one of the cities supported by the beta version of Google Maps Navigation, which provides turn...

  • Singapore amends law to counter cyberattacks

    zdnet.com 12 Nov '12, 10am

    Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is proposing to amend a section in the Computer Misuse Act to give the government broader powers to curb cyberattacks before they are even initiated against its critical infrastructure. According to a statement issued by the MHA Monday , the ...

  • HP unveils made-in-Singapore Itanium servers

    HP unveils made-in-Singapore Itanium servers

    zdnet.com 09 Nov '12, 9am

    Manufacturing of HP Integrity servers in Singapore SINGAPORE--Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unveiled five new servers based on Intel's Itanium processor on Friday, with four of these researched and designed in Singapore. In a press briefing here Friday, Naninder Kapoor, vice president and ...

  • Singapore claims highest understanding of cloud in APAC

    zdnet.com 07 Nov '12, 10am

    Companies in Singapore are the most confident of their knowledge about cloud computing across the Asia-Pacific region, thanks to the strong push and lead by the government for enterprise cloud adoption and national efforts to attract service providers to make datacenter investments in...

  • Two consumer analytics platforms launch in Singapore

    zdnet.com 05 Nov '12, 11am

    SINGAPORE--Two different consumer analytics platforms from Singapore Management University (SMU) and StarHub respectively aim to provide insights into consumer behavior, so companies can develop and tailor initiatives that will be more relevant to and better received by customers. Raj...

  • Singapore showcases early-stage digital tech

    Singapore showcases early-stage digital tech

    zdnet.com 01 Nov '12, 10am

    Elly grew up on the adrenaline of crime fiction and it spurred her interest in cybercrime, privacy and the terror that exists in the dark side of IT. At ZDNet Asia, she has made it her mission to warn readers of upcoming security threats, while also covering other tech issues. Elly en...

  • Singapore aims to spur industry with 5mm hybrid HDD

    zdnet.com 01 Nov '12, 9am

    SINGAPORE--Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) has unveiled a 5mm hybrid hard disk drive (HDD) in a 2.5-inch form factor , one of the world's thinnest available, as part of a project aimed at extending the shelf life of the country's existing tech industries. Called t...

  • Self-service kiosk, VDI bag Singapore ICT accolades

    zdnet.com 23 Oct '12, 2pm

    SINGAPORE--The Singapore Prison Service (SPS) and homegrown startup Puffersoft Labs are just 2 of the 7 award winners at this year's National Infocomm Awards (NIA), which recognizes local organizations for innovative development and deployment of ICT. Andrew Khaw, senior director of i...

  • Are smaller firms more likely to breach Singapore's data protection bill?

    zdnet.com 22 Oct '12, 8am

    Singapore reached its first data protection milestone with the passing of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) on Oct. 15, 2012. Data protection is not foreign to Singapore businesses, with the banking, health, and telecommunications sectors already having some form of data protect...

  • StarHub to offer IaaS to Singapore's public sector

    zdnet.com 19 Oct '12, 9am

    SINGAPORE--The country's second-largest telco StarHub will be offering infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) products to public sector agencies and statutory boards for the first time, after it was one of six companies to have clinched the tender to offer public cloud services put up by ...

  • Singapore finally passes personal data protection bill

    zdnet.com 16 Oct '12, 2am

    The Singapore parliament on Monday night finally passed the personal data protection bill that is designed to safeguard an individual's personal data against misuse. It encompasses a national Do-Not-Call registry and a new enforcement agency will be tasked to regulate the management o...

  • M1 Q3 profit down 20 percent on handset subsidies: Singapore telco's net profit drops to US$27 million, but sees...

    M1 Q3 profit down 20 percent on handset subsidies

    zdnet.com 15 Oct '12, 11am

    Singapore's smallest telco M1 has posted a 19.5 percent dip in its net profit for its third quarter at S$33.1 million (US$27 million), which it has blamed on higher handset subsidies. In a statement Monday, the company said operating revenue for the three months ended September rose 4...

  • BlackBerry JamHack 2012 rolls into Singapore

    zdnet.com 12 Oct '12, 6am

    The BlackBerry JamHack 2012 is in town. The 40-hour, Asia-Pacific-wide hackathon will be running in 10 cities over two weekends, or in other words five cities simultaneously each weekend. According to Research In Motion (RIM), the biggest differences between this hackathon and others ...

  • DBS, Microsoft partner to boost customer service: The Singapore bank is deploying five multitouch tabletops powe...

    DBS, Microsoft partner to boost customer service

    zdnet.com 11 Oct '12, 10am

    SINGAPORE--DBS Bank has deployed five Microsoft PixelSense table-top multitouch systems in one of its branches here, which it believes will bring better customer interaction and efficiency. During the briefing held here Thursday, Koh Cheng Hwee, senior vice president of head of franch...

  • Tips on how to run a blogshop: Singapore-based Momoteapots shares tips on how to handle the logistics and market...

    Tips on how to run a blogshop

    zdnet.com 05 Oct '12, 10am

    [CASE STUDY] Unlike many other blogshops who have migrated to a dot-com Web address, Singapore-based blogshop Momoteapots has resisted the move, based on cost calculations and customer feedback. The blogshop's co-founder Serene Chow told ZDNet Asia in an interview that customers prefe...

  • Singapore's film block a symbolic act

    zdnet.com 05 Oct '12, 3am

    The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) posted on its Web site two weeks ago the reason behind restricting access to the anti-Muslim film "Innocence of Muslims". It stated: "The Ministry of Home Affairs has informed us that the YouTube video clip 'Innocence of Muslims' cont...

  • Oracle must build out APAC data centers: With just one in Australia, and a second slated to open in Singapore, O...

    Oracle must build out APAC data centers

    zdnet.com 03 Oct '12, 7am

    SAN FRANCISCO--Operating just one data center in Asia-Pacific is not sufficent to serve the region's diverse business landscape and Oracle will need to addres this if iit wants organizations to adopt its cloud services. Sandra Ng, group vice president of practice group at research fir...