Keyword : Technology

  • Silver lining in the battle against fake news

    By: IPS Editor | Nov 02, 2017 | Hits: 995

    Younger people are more likely to believe they are less susceptible to falling for fake news, an optimistic bias that could hurt their ability to discern the truthfulness of online information. That is one of the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Communications and New Media Department at the National University of Singapore…..

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  • Cybersecurity & SMEs in Singapore: Immediate Actions Required

    By: IPS Editor | Aug 14, 2017 | Hits: 970

    Importance of Cybersecurity for SMEs Cybersecurity is now an integral part of business models – or should be. As Singapore’s economy becomes increasingly digitalised, it is important for businesses here to develop their cybersecurity defences. This is especially important for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which currently account for 99 per cent of the nation’s…..

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  • Is Singapore a Small Country?

    By: IPS Editor | Aug 07, 2017 | Hits: 2810

    As Singapore’s 52nd national day draws near, my thoughts have turned increasingly towards our beloved country, Singapore. I have also been reflecting on the recent debate between two good friends, Kishore Mahbubani and Bilahari Kausikan, on the diplomacy of small states. The question which I would like to answer in this essay is whether Singapore…..

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  • Singapore’s Success Depends on Not Being Afraid to Change

    By: IPS Editor | May 18, 2017 | Hits: 2485

    It is possible for small city-states such as Singapore to shape and create not just markets, but also their operating environments, said former head of civil service Peter Ho. He draws hope from the fact that Singapore’s small size gives it the agility to course-correct and to make whole-of-nation changes. Furthermore, responding to uncertainty and…..

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  • The Essentials for a Sharing Economy

    By: IPS Editor | Jan 05, 2017 | Hits: 1312

    When the Committee on the Future Economy rolls out its much-anticipated report later this month, the strategies and recommendations laid out will almost certainly be shaped by two global trends: the sharing economy, and trust as a measure of value. In the sharing economy, peer-to-peer lending platforms enable individuals to lend and borrow various goods…..

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  • Predictability Needed as Anchor With Outlook Dicey

    By: IPS Editor | Oct 24, 2016 | Hits: 1507

    With the economy decelerating markedly in the third quarter to grow by just 0.6 per cent over the year, Singapore is experiencing its slowest growth since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009. All the main engines of growth seem to have stalled: it was not just manufacturing that contracted, but the much-vaunted…..

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  • Fostering a Disruptive Culture for a Disruptive Economy

    By: IPS Editor | Oct 10, 2016 | Hits: 1451

    At the 2016 National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that disruption is the defining challenge that the Singapore economy will have to deal with. He observed: “Old models are not working, new models are coming thick and fast, and we’re having to adjust and to keep up, because of technology and globalisation……

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  • Technologies of Collaboration

    By: IPS Editor | Jan 15, 2016 | Hits: 1527

    Prelude Imagine it’s cold outside and you’re holding on to a bushel of potatoes, the last of the food staples you possess. There is a ring of people you don’t know gathered around a campfire, and you need their help to pass on the potatoes. If they help you, you can get them to a…..

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