A practical approach to Industry 4.0

WITH recent news of retrenchments and economic uncertainty especially for PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians), a key concern for most people is remaining employable in an...

SME business owners need to adopt pragmatic pathways

UNTIL now, the relatively slow speed of marketplace evolution has allowed wasteful habits to continue without consequence.

Shaping the future of MSME finance to help small businesses thrive

MICRO, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are a vital contributor to a country's gross domestic product (GDP). This is particularly true for South-east Asian countries where these entrepreneurs...

Google, UOB aim to train SMEs to use digital tools for business issues

GOOGLE and UOB on Monday announced a programme that aims to train 400 business leaders of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in using digital tools to solve business issues.

Next steps in your enterprise risk management journey

ALL forms of business operations and growth carry risks.

Five mantras for building digital leaders

DESPITE jumping fast on board the digital train to keep up with the new-world dynamics, most businesses today find themselves in a quandary as they pause, look back and realise they haven't really...

Why firms should embrace the cloud now

IN THE past, the Asia-Pacific was seen as the world's factory, churning out low-cost goods for the more advanced economies of the West. Today however, the region has become a global leader in the...

Bakers get support for equipment, skills training

Ms Connie Ng, 25, is training to take over her family's bakery, Bread Story, which has been around since 2000 - along with its ovens.

Approaching the economic slowdown with equanimity

ONE might expect a quarter of dismally low growth to fan recession fears. Yet perhaps it might be seen as simply the latest in a stream of weak data - a trend that has made for a well-telegraphed...

Managing a business ethically burnishes reputation

SAC CAPITAL Private Limited is a reputable corporate finance company whose co-founder and chief executive officer, Mr Ong Hwee Li, lives by the motto "Excuses are for losers". He was inspired by...