Monday, 06 May 2019 15:49

February 4, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Can apple remake itself as a services play?

Apple will introduce a new subscription service for online gaming that has been dubbed the "Netflix for games" later this year. Games are by far the bestselling category on Apple's App Store — both in terms of total downloads as well as revenues. But why would anyone buy a monthly subscription to access a library of games when there are lots of free-to-play games on the App Store? For one thing, free games are just one part of the expansive and growing gaming inventory on the App Store.A subscription would give users access to paid games and include free coins and perks for the free-to-play games.

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 17:58

January 14, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Reinventing silterra

As SilTerra continues to strengthen its relationship with imec, it hopes to bring more Malaysian companies into the ecosystem. It already has the technology for creating high-tech products such as chips that can power portable ultrasound devices, but it needs other parties to design and manufacture the products. SilTerra is already working with various partners to develop biosensors that can be incorporated into the Internet of Things and point-of-care devices. One of its recent partnerships was with US-based Pacific Biosciences (PacBio), which is developing a chip that can power a DNA sequencer, which can perform rapid genome sequencing. Biosensors are key components of many digital health tools. Essentially, it is the surface of the equipment that interacts with biological molecules and allows continuous physiological monitoring.

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 17:48

January 14, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Making parking hassle - free

"We plan to collaborate with various businesses to offer a service where we analyse data from consumers to offer targeted content. This will be a win-win for consumers and advertisers because we are planning to extend this across the country," says Muhamad Nasir, adding that this is targeted for launch by the second quarter of this year. He is hoping to expand into Indonesia by the end of this year. The company is also planning to raise between RM5 million and RM7 million at its Series A round of funding that will be closed in June. The money will be used to fund the expansion. However, Muhamad Nasir is not in a hurry as JomParkir is determined to find the right local partner before entering that or any other market. He feels that Indonesia, with a population of more than 260 million and similar culture and language, is an ideal second market.

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 17:34

January 7, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Leap of faith

The global Islamic economy not only comprises Islamic finance but also halal food, travel, media, recreation, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics as well as modest fashion. With Muslims representing more than 22% ofthe world's population and expanding at a much faster pace than other religions, there will continue to be a growing addressable market for digital Islamic services, says Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd in its report, The Digital Islamic Senäces Landscape: Uncovering the Digital Islamic Services Opportunityfor the Middle East and the World. The Thomson Reuters report points out that there is significant scope for growth and maturity in the Islamic economy as only US$745 million in private equity investments were channel-led to this segment over the past three years — a far cry from the US$595 billion in conventional private equity and venture capital investments across the globe in 2017.

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 16:49

January 14, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Enterprise tools to enhance productivity

There are various tools in the suite. Its centralised accounting system called Zoho Books tracks all of the expenses of an organisation on either mobile or desktop devices.zoho People and Zoho Recruit are tools that help manage employees. There is also an eponymous inventory management system that is integrated with shipping providers. Zoho One, which is a cloud-based platform, can be used by businesses of all sizes and any sector or field. But for those who need customised tools to run their businesses, there is Zoho Creator, a business app maker. "We have about two million apps created on the platform so far and our users include Hewlett-Packard, Pixar, Cirque Du Soleil and Tesla," says Gibu. And the list of tools goes on.The entry cost for zoho users is low, according to Raju. In the past, the high price of adoption and the complications that came with implementation made these tools inaccessible to smaller businesses.

Friday, 08 February 2019 18:52

December 3, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - Mental Health And Well-Being At The Workplace - Are We At The Tipping Point?

On the global stage, 2018 has seen an increase in media coverage of mental health, according to Nomura's Health and Fitness Programme Director Ian Edwards. Nomura was the winner of,the Britain's Healthiest Workplace survey in 2014, 2016 and 2017 for the large organisation category. He says the highlighting of mental health issues has come a long way in the last two years. "I feel most corporates are more open minded to this and are taking it as a great opportunity not only for the employees to feel valued and supported but also for the employers to create a communitive, harmonious and productive workforce."

Friday, 08 February 2019 18:44

December 3, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - HP to Nurture Its Employees on Physical and Mental Health

"Our Intentional People Strategy is the beating heart of this reinvention at HP Inc. It guides our vision to help our people and our business thrive. We achieve this by giving employees the freedom to innovate and providing opportunities for everyone to learn, grow and perform. This is delivered through initiatives that cultivate a growth mindset, develop talent and embrace diversity and inclusion."

Friday, 08 February 2019 18:37

December 3, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - Hartalega Introduces Wellness Programme To Re-Energise Its Employees

"The 10,000-steps challenge has been well received, and we reward the employee who took the most number of steps every month. Our record is 1.5 million steps in a month, which is equivalent to taking 50,000 steps per day consistently for 30 days. This goes to show that Hartagize really makes people go the extra mile (in this case, it was many miles) to improve their health," Kuan says.

Friday, 08 February 2019 18:30

December 3, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - Employee Wellness Programme Driven By Staff

Khairil believes that the improvement in physical health will translate into higher confidence levels-As for the sporting activities, most of them are held weekly. The company also engages yoga trainers and some of the activities are carried out during lunch time. Given the location of its office in KL Sentral, the management has leveraged the availability of a nearby gym and negotiated a good rate for its employees.

Friday, 08 February 2019 18:19

December 3, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - Dell Malaysia Driving Social Change

The initiative is Dell's brainchild to ensure sustainability, and together with its business objectives, bring about social and environmental benefits while driving better customer outcomes. Through this initiative, Dell is committed to putting its technology and talent to work where they can do the most good for people and the planet, shaping its culture, policies and business practices.

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