Smart Nation

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...

Singapore not going cashless 'for its own sake' but for economic competitiveness: Vivian Balakrishnan

SINGAPORE is not going cashless "for its own sake", but to enhance the competitiveness of its economy, said Vivian Balakrishnan, minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, at the Committee...

Concerns as SingPass, CorpPass down again

A second outage in two days to hit SingPass and CorpPass yesterday prompted some IT professionals to express concerns about the robustness of the gateway systems and the impact on the new national...

Robots as building blocks of SME success

SINGAPORE'S Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his recent National Day Rally address that Singapore needs to do more for its Smart Nation push. Despite having a solid infrastructure in...

Hurdles remain in cashless move

Two local payment giants Nets and EZ-Link are working together to bring cashless payments to hawker centres from April.

Pay for hawker centre meals with ez-link cards at Nets terminals from April

For a start, ez-link cards will be accepted at some 1,000 stalls in more than 30 hawker centres in places like Tanjong Pagar, Yishun Park and Zion Road.