Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to re-evaluate their strategies and business models to cope with a swiftly changing environment. This is particularly true for exporters, which play an integral part in today’s globalised, interconnected supply chains. But as COVID-19 ravaged supply chains, businesses scrambled to find alternative suppliers to...
Companies do their best to recruit talented employees, but what happens once the offer letter is signed? The time between your new hire agreeing to join you, and his / her first day is crucial but often neglected. With the number of unemployed individuals on the upswing after being laid...
By Karen Reddington Great customer experience means your customers will spend more and be loyal. In a digital age, when everything is on-demand, SMEs are being challenged to keep up with customer demands as well as enhance customer experience. Do you know that customer experience helps people decide between buying options?...
As you might already know, the COVID-19 outbreak has spread far and wide, with many countries around the world either requesting that people work from home, or outright mandating a work from home policy to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. When employees find themselves in a situation like...
Social enterprises are needed more than ever amid Covid-19, and Asia is the perfect place for their growth This month, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises released a survey underlining the plight of the city’s social enterprises as they struggle with the coronavirus epidemic. The study, conducted in...
Last year saw headline-grabbing information leakage incidents involving companies and organisations in Southeast Asia (SEA). The rising cases of data breaches were proven costly by the latest research from Kaspersky. IT business decision-makers from the region admitted to losing US$1.10 million on-average because of this virtual menace, just a...

COVID-19 and Businesses

By William Ng This will be a protracted crisis. Even if we are able to contain the rate of infection; the economy domestically and globally, already frail from years of reignited ugly protectionism, is unlikely to see any growth, even if we are lucky to avoid a global recession. As entrepreneurs,...
By Varinderjit Singh Around the Asia Pacific region, smaller, powerful desktop PCs are providing a much-needed alternative for companies aiming to provide performance for a larger workforce, while still keeping office space under control, especially when workplace trends are changing due to millennials and generation Z forming a majority of...
Entrepreneurs, especially Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) contribute economically to society. They create a need for consumers and growth for the nation. In relations to this, management skills, mainly financial and marketing, are crucial in today’s ultra-competitive environment. Mapping to the requirements by MSMEs, CGC through its CGC Developmental...
Expanding ones business is a natural progression. Successful startups and SMEs tend to grow exponentially fast; thus it is understandable that most business owners would want to expand with haste. However, like with all things, rushing into expansion without a carefully laid out plan can be costly, should anything...
The recent high-profile breaches against enterprises in Southeast Asia (SEA) have raised the level of willingness from business owners to invest more in cybersecurity, proven by the latest survey done by Kaspersky. The annual research revealed that 79 percent of the respondents from the region have confirmed their plan...
Article by By Fiona McNeill, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat Incumbent banks should know they have to modernise their organisation to compete in a world where customers want better and more personalised digital experiences. Eager to realise the cost-savings and increased revenue that can result from micro-targeting products and...

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