Organizations must focus their development efforts around the creation of services. This will enable them to respond to changes in business conditions quickly and effectively. For this reason, the service-oriented architecture (SOA) is vital to a company's survival.
Stories by Melanie Liew
Veritas Software has established its regional headquarters in Singapore to support its businesses in Asia-Pacific and Japan and its research and development facilities in Pune, India.
With the slowdown in global economies and the market's irrational exuberance in the dustbin, information systems professionals have to reconsider their investments in storage systems.
Singapore company DigiSafe has developed a secure document management system which incorporates a digital watermark technology to ensure the authenticity of the electronic documents.
Three mouse clicks and packaged applications can be transformed into enterprise Web services -- that's the appeal of the latest iteration of webMethods' application integration software.
One in four application service providers (ASPs) have sub-par security lacking fundamentals such as user authentication, virus protection, network security and firewall services, according to a recent survey by research organization IDC.
Visa International is pumping in US$25 million and putting in place new policies to make smart cards pervasive in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to do this by accelerating the migration from magnetic stripe payment cards which are currently in use to EMV-standard (Europay-Mastercard-Visa) smart cards.
Give up the dream of being a one-stop shop. Telecommunication vendors who are aiming to supply all the equipment needed by their carrier clients will need to transform into suppliers with significantly narrower focus.
The need to make fast decisions in the Internet economy is driving the adoption of business intelligence (BI) tools which support organizations in information delivery and reporting.
RosettaNet, an independent consortium dedicated to the cause of developing and deploying open Internet-based business standards for high-technology trading networks, is targeting to have its standards fully implemented by 2004.
Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Silicon Graphics (SGI) have set up a new facility which aims to become a regional hub for promoting and developing training capabilities in supercomputing and visualization.
By 2005, the Singapore call center services market is set to grow to US$117 million up from $54 million last year.
Business in the Asia-Pacific region is based on relationships, and electronic marketplaces that focus solely on transaction or subscription-based revenue models are doomed to failure, according to Bruce Friedman, senior vice president of PartMiner Inc.
Content management company Interwoven Inc., which opened its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore last week, is expecting half of its revenues to come from customers outside the US by next year.