Stories by Ng Wei En

IDC: Large companies happier to outsource security

Larger organizations are more comfortable outsourcing the management of their security functions, unlike their small and medium-sized counterparts, according to preliminary findings by market research firm International Data Corp. (IDC).

'Perfect storm' slashes Asian IT growth forecast

Growth estimates for the Asia-Pacific region information communication technology (ICT) market, which had taken a deep dive from 26 per cent in 2000 to 10 per cent in 2001, have been whittled down further in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the US, according to market analyst IDC.

Study: Java to overtake C++ next year

Java will overtake C/C++ as the language of choice among software developers worldwide by next year, according to survey results released by U.S.-based research firm Evans Data Corp. recently.

Global One steps up Singapore activities

Global One Communications, a member of the France Telecom Group, is aiming to step up its presence in the Singapore voice market by focusing on multinational corporations that require end-to-end connectivity.

IDC: ASP Sector Will Not Rock Software Market

The emergence of ASPs (application service providers) will have a greater impact on the services market than on the software vendors' market, according to Wilvin Chee, market analyst for cross product research at International Data Corp. (IDC).

Inprise Boosts R&D Presence in Singapore

Inprise Inc. plans to expand its research and development center in Singapore, making it the company's largest facility outside the U.S., the company announced last Tuesday.

Focus is Key to Success, Says Jamcracker CEO

Have a clear vision, remain focused, and move quickly -- these are some of the lessons that Jamcracker Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, K B Chandrasekhar learnt en route to building up Exodus Communications Inc., which he co-founded in 1994.

PeopleSoft Tackles Web Applications

The Internet is more than just a platform of networking hardware, but rather it is an enabler for interaction among people, according to Rob Squires, general manager at PeopleSoft., ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and India.

Pacific Internet to Launch LMDS by Year-End

Determined to take a huge slice of the local broadband market, Singapore-based Pacific Internet Ltd. (PI) last week announced its plans to deliver broadband services via Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) to corporate users and "affluent" residents by the end of this year.

The Legal Pains of E-Commerce

It's not news that many Singapore companies are jumping onto the Internet bandwagon to stake out new investment opportunities, as well as to tap a wider international customer base.

NEC Unveils Agent-Mediated Software

NEC Corp. has developed a software platform, based on its agent-mediated programming language called Mobidget, which uses a smart and distributed mobile agent to activate application services on the Internet, even after the originating PC has been turned off.

Egain Aims High

Web companies should not rely on traditional approaches such as extending their front office software packages designed for telephone-based interactions to manage their customer service on the Internet, according to software vendor eGain Communications Corp.

IBM boosts Asia-Pacific web strategy

Having shrugged off the bad press it has received for its lacklustre performance in hardware sales, IBM looks all set to dominate the Web server market with the unveiling of its new Unix servers.

Tornado Creates a Storm with UM Technology

As unified messaging (UM) services move towards the business mainstream, it is little wonder that network operators and application service providers (ASPs) are rushing to add them to their offerings.