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Fuji Xerox announced the launch of the new ApeosPort-VII/DocuCentre-VII Color series, designed to simplify document printing operations for SMEs. With the concept of “Smart Work Gateway for Digital Transformation” these new series aim to help Malaysian companies especially SMEs to accelerate growth, productivity and efficiency in the digital economy. At...
As we head into a new decade, we are able to take the time to appreciate all the new developments and innovations of the past ten years. Technology is advancing at a break-neck speed. In 2010, we were all fawning over smartphones, 4K television, and increased workplace connectivity. Now,...
Mobile games platform ALAX raises US$3.8 million for its plan to drive mobile gaming development in the region. The fund was raised from its token-based fundraise, and it will help to drive product development, international expansion and recruitment. ALAX also signed strategic partnerships with Torque Mobile and UTOO. The partnerships will be...
By Wang Yanbo Entrepreneurs and the start-up ventures they launch are rightly seen as key drivers of technological change, economic growth and job creation. Consequently, efforts to spur entrepreneurship and widen the pool of entrepreneurs have become an increasingly prominent feature of government policies, university initiatives and privately-backed accelerator programs. Yet the...
By Blake Larson June 27 is World Micro-, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day. A few years ago, in recognition of the huge importance that these small companies play in local and national economies, an annual day was established to shine a spotlight on them. Besides expressing much needed recognition...
By Bruce Richards The pressure is on for retail brands to connect with their customers in new ways. Shopper expectations are high. An overwhelming majority of consumers say they don’t just want, they expect personalized service, and they’re more likely to buy from a retailer that recognizes them by name...
By Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Though automation may be thought of as a fairly modern phenomenon, the concept itself can be traced back to as early as 762 B.C. The term first appeared in the western literature of Homer’s The Iliad. But it was not until the Industrial Revolution...
With the growing popularity of ride-hailing, it was only a matter of time before the industry evolved to include deliveries. After all, if your company is already using crowd-sourced workers as your own infrastructure, why not utilise that same group of workers to provide a different kind of service. The...
The recent COVID-19 lockdown and lifting of restrictions has created havoc for organisations. While public health is of utmost priority, productivity and business cannot be ignored. The livelihood of many employees are tied to the business' performance - though it may be dampened due to the crisis. Dealing with a...
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on every industry – but the industry most impacted is undoubtedly the travel industry. Travel restrictions and movement control orders are severely cutting into the once-thriving industry, as travellers stay home. With the travel industry accounting for 10 percent of the world’s GDP, the entire travel...
The revocation of Indonesia Finance Ministry on e-Commerce tax (No.210/PMK.010/2018) has created tremors among local and international business owners. While the country has deemed tax revenue as a top priority of action, the Indonesian e-Commerce industry is still in its infancy stage and additional interventions may not be a...
In a previous post, SME Magazine was able to secure an interview with Craig Dixon, Co-Founder of Accelerating Asia, regarding the increasing viability of the Southeast Asian region as a venture capital hub. While the SEA region is definitely picking up steam as a hotbed for startups and investment,...

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