Smart Nation

Singapore's role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

A RACE is on globally to see which nations will lead on the digitised, Internet of Things-enabled and data-driven manufacturing front. The overall "readiness" of countries in Asia is relatively...

I See You: Is our data safe, and are we safe from our data?

EVER since the Smart Nation plan was launched in 2014, Singapore has been powering full steam ahead towards its digital grail. Rolling out one innovation after another, we advance on all fronts,...

Interbank system Fast to be linked to e-payment scene

Imagine being able to make instant fund transfers from one e-wallet to another regardless of which bank or e-payment firm operates them. Or being able to shift what you have in any e-wallet to any...

Singapore launches unified payment QR code

SINGAPORE - A universal QR code was launched on Monday (Sept 17) to free merchants from the need to display multiple QR codes to accept different payment schemes.

Businesses must switch to CorpPass for online government transactions from Sept 1

SINGAPORE - From Sept 1, CorpPass will be the only login method for businesses to transact with more than 140 government digital services, replacing other means such as SingPass and Easy (E-...

SingHealth Cyber Attack: Benefits and risks of Smart Nation projects in pipeline

The authorities said, when announcing the SingHealth cyber attack last Friday, that they would pause all new Smart Nation initiatives while they undertake a thorough review of the safeguards...

What does a Smart Society look like?

Singapore's recent Smart Nation Innovations Week and its hosting of the World Cities Summit served as tangible reminders to Singaporeans and thousands of visitors that the country is perhaps the...

Smart mobility for a Smart Nation: Are we nearly there yet?

CONSIDER these statistics for a moment: 22 of the world's 39 megacities are in the Asia-Pacific region alone and, by 2050, 70 per cent of the world's population is expected to live in cities, a...

Singapore slips to 2nd spot in global ranking of digital competiveness

SINGAPORE lost the top spot and dropped to second place in a digital competitiveness ranking of 63 economies, pipped by the US in a move up from third place last year.

Singapore is ideal partner to test new tech: Heng Swee Keat

Singapore's single-layer system of government means it can be more decisive about testbedding new technology than most other countries, and this makes it an ideal partner for countries to test out...

PayNow to be extended to businesses, public agencies

BUSINESSES will soon be able to receive payments from other businesses and even consumers through homegrown funds transfer tool PayNow, announced Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister-in-Charge of the...