Stories by Solomon Emanuel

Day Sends a Communique to Asia

Content management software provider Day Management AG has opened its first Asian office in Singapore to better support and extend its base of multinational customers and to tap on Asian fund sources.

3G Will Benefit WAP, Not Kill IT, Says WAP Forum

The promise that third-generation (3G) mobile networks will bring more bandwidth to mobile users does not mean that the industry will abandon WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) technology, according to Scott Goldman, chief executive of the WAP Forum. Goldman put down sceptics who say that the popularity of WAP for mobile commerce is only temporary until 3G wireless technology arrives.

M-Commerce Crawls Along in Singapore

The growth in mobile electronic commerce (m-commerce) is lagging far behind the take-up rate for mobile phone lines in Singapore, industry observers here have said.

Singapore to See 2,500 Tech Start-Ups in Two Years

Between 2,000 and 2,500 new startup projects are expected in Singapore over the next two years, said Saw Ken Wye, managing director, Microsoft in Singapore. And giving them a leg up is a S$200 million (US$115 million) joint subsidy program which will help supply them with technology, people and expertise.

Singapore ASP Service Level to Improve

Customers of Singapore-based application service providers (ASP), should get to enjoy better services shortly, thanks to the launch of an alliance here -- comprising ASPs, systems integrators, hardware, software, and telecommunications companies -- that is currently working on an ASP service level guideline.

DataOne Expands ISP Horizons

There is a strong demand for hosting and outsourcing services, note executives of DataOne Asia Pte. Ltd., the latest local Internet service provider (ISP).

IDC: Singapore to Retain Regional Notebook Lead

Singapore will retain its standing as the largest purchaser of portable PCs in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) until at least 2004, but the CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for such products in the nation is expected to be less than those in other regional countries.

Prudent Buying Creates Partnerships

The recent market shakeup of Internet stocks has led electronic commerce sites to be more prudent over technology deployment than they were a half-year ago.

Keppel T&T Bets on E-Business

Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation Ltd. (Keppel T&T) has high expectations that its latest commercial activity, electronic business, will grow to become its third core business with an expected revenue contribution of S$250 million (US$144 million) by 2004.

Donovan Launches Chinese Linux

Donovan Systems Pte. Ltd. of Singapore last week used China as a springboard to propel itself towards its aim of becoming a global IT leader.

Compaq Rides on M-Commerce Trend

In the area of wireless communications, the world is shifting from utilizing wireless devices for just simply obtaining information, to doing electronic commerce transactions on these mobile machines, said Larry Schwartz, group vice president, Compaq Computer Corp.'s telecommunications division.

Ariba Raises Asia-Pacific Commitment

With the elevation of the Singapore office of Ariba Inc., a business-to-business electronic-commerce provider, to Asia-Pacific headquarters status, the company has heightened its commitment to the region.

Worldpay Begins Asia-Pacific Operations

Encouraged by the current enthusiasm shown in the region for electronic commerce, WorldPay PLC, a provider of e-commerce payment tools and services, will start its Asia-Pacific operations in Singapore next week.