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June 14, 2017  4:58 AM

Need for participatory approach in smart city development

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

More countries are rushing to make their cities smarter, by driving the use of technology – though that may not always be fully appreciated by citizens. Take Singapore, one of the...

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June 8, 2017  3:21 AM

More work needed to defend APAC against DDoS attacks

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

When StarHub’s residential fibre network went down in October 2016, the Singapore telco initially pinned the blame on distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks brought on by internet of things (IoT) devices of customers that were compromised by malware. Subsequent investigations by the...


June 1, 2017  5:10 AM

Singapore’s pragmatic approach to technology disruptions

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

Conceived in 2014, Singapore’s National Health IT Masterplan is coming to fruition, with key projects such as the National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) system already in place. This was revealed by Singapore’s health minister Gan Kim Yong earlier this week at the opening of the National...


May 23, 2017  8:24 AM

Are you still making these cyber security mistakes?

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

The lack of a major cyber security event is seen as one of the reasons for the indifference towards cyber security in many organisations. That event took place recently, with the WannaCry...

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May 15, 2017  7:13 PM

Cyber attack highlights supply chain vulnerabilities

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

The cyber attack on the computer networks of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) last week has once again cast the state of...


May 12, 2017  6:04 AM

Focus on business problems, not technology

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

A new survey by Gartner has found that CEOs in the Asia-Pacific region believe that “conventional technologies” such as cloud, ERP, analytics and CRM will help them to improve productivity, rather than “technologies that support digital transformation such as


May 5, 2017  9:59 PM

Does open source still matter?

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

At the Red Hat Summit this week, scores of developers and business executives descended in Boston in one of the biggest gatherings of its kind in the global open source community. The message to the thousands of...


April 27, 2017  8:54 AM

Automate, but not for the sake of it

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

In Singapore, where labour is scarce and expensive, automating work processes to improve our productivity and free up time for higher-value work seems like a no-brainer. Yet, it is only in recent years that more companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, in the city-state are...


April 19, 2017  6:56 AM

Celebrate digital transformation failures, not just successes

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

Unless you have been living under a rock, you would have heard of the term “digital transformation” that has been bandied around over the past few years by technology suppliers...


April 10, 2017  1:54 PM

Will you trust a machine?

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

In the science fiction drama series Humans, Laura feels displaced by Anita, a humanoid robot known as a synth that was bought by her husband to help with the household chores. Imbued with human-like intelligence, Anita – and the rogue...


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