Tuesday, March 9, 2021
By James McKew The vast majority of manufacturers in Asia are leveraging Industry 4.0 technologies such as robotics and automation to increase productivity and assisting human activities. For manufacturers who have implemented industrial automation with collaborative robots (cobots), many rejoiced with the prospect of being able to use a robot...
As the global economy reels from the shock of COVID-19, there is one industry sector that has remained resilient despite the uncertainty and turmoil: healthcare. The pandemic has stress-tested the healthcare infrastructure of many nations, accelerating the adoption of digital health solutions and telehealth platforms. It has also proved how...
Once an entrepreneur has established themselves as well as their business, they will likely be looking towards expansion. Franchising is a common choice, and most business owners would already have a proof of concept to begin doing so. Despite that, most tend to not have a roadmap to move...
By SC Chong According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the global economy will contract by 3% this year as countries around the world shrink at the fastest pace in decades, further describing the decline as the worst since the Great Depression. The impact from the COVID-19 pandemic is not...
It is encouraging to note that Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz is committed to continue helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) along their recovery path by accelerating the adoption of digitalisation under the upcoming Budget 2021. Many fiscal efforts have been put in place prior to...
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted, disrupted and forced businesses to evolve the way it operates – pushing business owners to rethink their strategies and approaches to remain sustainable. Among other things, one such approach to adapt to the changing business ecosystem is a shift towards digital solutions, as people have...
On Singles Day in 2019, Alibaba’s sales broke US$12 billion in the first hour. Within an hour and a half, it exceeded its total Singles Day sales in 2016. A new gross merchandise value (GMV) record of RMB268.4 billion (US$38.38 billion) was ultimately set. This was equivalent to 2.3 times...
Article by Taylor Armerding, Senior Software Security Expert, at Synopsys Software Integrity Group The future of connected devices – some things about that future are pretty easy to predict. There will be more devices — billions more. As some experts started saying several years ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) is...
By Kawal Preet As we come to the end of the year, we enter the peak shipping season. This year, more than ever, many businesses will be hoping that a seasonal surge in demand will contribute to a broader business recovery. Against the backdrop of COVID-19, maintaining consistent operations has been...
Through the years, technological advancements in the medical device industry have emerged. The implementation of smart medical technology not only significantly increase surgery accuracy and efficiency, it also makes large medical devices less complicated and easier to use. Taiwan, an expert in machinery integration and automated production, is leading...
Across organizations from all industry verticals, an exciting wave of digitalisation is sweeping the business landscape. With the COVID-19 pandemic, going digital is now seen as an essential element to any organization, for the sake of business continuity and revenue growth. But more often than not, digitalisation can be a...
Affin Bank Berhad (“AFFINBANK” or “the Bank”) was again recognised for its Small and Medium Enterprise (“SME”) community development initiative at the Malaysia Technology Excellence Awards (“MTEA”) 2020 for the Mobile category in the Banking Industry, making this its second win consecutively. The recognition was awarded for the Bank’s latest...

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