Posts From Sharath Kumar

Using analytics for social good

By : Sharath Kumar

SINGAPORE: As young, eager and ambitious students with keen interest to put their newly acquired knowledge of data analytics to good use, they are often looking for real world business problems to solve. At the same time, there are many

Singapore businesses embracing analytics tools

By : Sharath Kumar

SINGAPORE: Businesses in Singapore are seeing the benefits of analytics to provide insights to business processes. According to Gartner, more than 75 percent of companies globally are investing or planning to invest big data in the next two years. In

Waitan launches world’s first 1.8-inch microSATA SSD ejector

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Waitan, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of military and industrial grade solid state drives, has announced its patent pending 1.8-inch microSATA SSD ejector product. The ejector is the first and the only available in the market of

First Apple store in SE Asia to come up in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Apple Inc will open its first retail store in Singapore, its first ever in South East Asia, in 2016. Solar energy developer Sunseap Group said in a statement that it will provide the store with renewable energy by harnessing

Huawei records highest growth in smart phone sales in Q32015

SINGAPORE: Continued demand for affordable smart phones in emerging markets drove worldwide sales of smartphones in the third quarter of 2015, according to Gartner. Global sales of smart phones to end users totaled 353 million units, a 15.5 percent growth

Sony showcases new head-mount VR display device

By : Sharath Kumar

BUSAN, S. KOREA: Sony Computer Entertainment, provider of the world’s most sought-after game console device PlayStation, has showcased its head-mount VR display device called “PlayStation VR” and VR titles such as Bandai Namco’s romance game “Summer Lesson” and SEGA’s “Hatusne

6.4 billion connected things in use by 2016

SINGAPORE: Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new things will get connected every day. Gartner

Big transition in DX era expected in 2016

By : Sharath Kumar

SINGAPORE: There will be a transition in the DX era in 2016 as enterprises “flip the switch”, committing to a massive new scale of DX and 3rd Platform technologies in order to stake out leadership positions in the hyper-digital economy,

Samsung to cut jobs in manufacturing plants

SEOUL/SINGAPORE: Samsung Group is considering jobs cuts to save costs in countries that Samsung runs manufacturing plants in. However, Samsung Electronics, the groups flagship company is tight-lipped about the job costs. The group will increase its reduction of managerial-level workers

SAP launches platform service for automobile

SINGAPORE: Leading system software vendor SAP on Thursday it has rolled out a cloud-based platform service that offers diverse automobile-related applications. The Germany-based company held the SAP TechEd event in Las Vegas and introduced its Vehicles Network. The service, which

Organizations ignore customers data:Gartner

SINGAPORE: Many organizations do not manage customer data as a corporate asset, and the monetary value of that data is often ignored, according to Gartner, Inc. “Digital business is having a significant impact on customer data,” said Douglas Laney, vice

Korea to boost OLED industry

SEOUL, S.KOREA: Korea has already designated OLEDs as one of the next-generation key items. The government now plans to expand tax benefits, tariff cuts and various kinds of administrative support to LG in an attempt to expand the country’s footprint

Free Wi-Fi at all Singapore MRT and bus stations by 2020

By : Sharath Kumar

SINGAPORE: Commuters in Singapore will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi service at all MRT and 43 LRT station platforms as well as 30 bus interchanges and terminals by 2020. Free Wi-Fi is now available at all of the 33

ZenithOptimedia to set up Singapore technology hub

SINGAPORE:ZenithOptimedia, a media services firm, has announced plans to set up its first regional analytics and technology hub for Asia in Singapore. Gerry Boyle, chairman of ZenithOptimedia Asia Pacific, said, “This initiative recognises the increasing importance of creating Asia-specific data

With eye on big data, STT expanding data centers

By : Sharath Kumar

SINGAPORE: Singapore Technologies Telemedia (STT) seems to be on a rapid investment spree despite global economic uncertainties. The reason being the company has developed a keen interest in big data, is therefore expanding data centers—either by acquiring new or upgrading

3D printers shipment to reach 490,000 in 2016

SINGAPORE: Worldwide shipments of 3D printers will reach 496,475 units in 2016, up 103 percent from the predicted 244,533 units in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc.’s latest forecast. 3D printer shipments are forecast to more than double every year between

Juniper Networks intros Unite architecture

SUNNYVALE, US: Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation, has  introduced Juniper Networks Unite, a new reference architecture that provides simplified and secure network infrastructure solutions required to modernize enterprise campus and branch networks into cloud-enabled service platforms. Based

Boost to Singapore’s smart nation drive

SINGAPORE: Local companies are joining a government-backed initiative to provide the much needed manpower to fuel Singapore’s smart nation drive. One such local systems integrator NCS is the latest firm to join the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore’s (IDA) company-led training

Server shipments grows 8pc in 2015 Q2

SINGAPORE: In the second quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 8.0 percent year over year, while revenue increased 7.2 percent from the second quarter of 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. “The second quarter year-over-year growth for 2015 slowed compared

SK hynix to invest $26 bn in new chip plant

By : Sharath Kumar

SINGAPORE/SEOUL,S.KOREA: SK hynix, the  SK Group’s semiconductor affiliate and runner-up to Samsung Electronics in the global memory chip industry has announced it plans to build two new chip plants over the next eight years in South Korea at a cost