The Edge Malaysia, November 11, 2019 - Plants, pathogens and perseverance
When Ivan Hoh and Yap Soon Joo graduated from university in the mid-2000s, having bought into the government's avowed interest in biotechnology, they realised that it had been a lot of hot air.
The Edge Malaysia, October 28, 2019 - The more diversified the company, the better
As the lingering geopolitical uncertainty and worries over slowing global growth continue to weigh on the markets, some investors are placing their bets on consumer staples as a safe haven. Consumer goods are often seen as sticky and, thus, maintaining fairly stable earnings growth.
The Edge Malaysia, October 21, 2019 - Alibaba Cloud's City Brain could reduce KL travel time by 12%
Traffic congestion has become part of daily life for Malaysians, particularly residents in the Klang Valley and Penang. In the Klang Valley, the World Bank estimated that in 2014, the cost of traffic congestion due to lost time and higher transport expenses came to 1.1% to 2.2% of gross domestic product.
The Edge Malaysia, October 7, 2019 - Go online to go global, SMEs urged
Malaysian businesses are missing out on a multibillion-dollar social media economy by not using social media marketing and e-commerce sales channels. While it has become easier than ever for businesses to set up an online presence and start selling relatively quickly, a staggering number of them have refused to engage in either thus far. But getting started with social media and e-commerce sales channels are not nearly as complicated as they may fear.
The Edge Malaysia, October 7, 2019 - Learning from mistakes
Companies usually expand oversea after first securing a relatively strong presence in the local market. But this was not the case for personalised photo book service provider Photobook Worldwide.
The Edge Malaysia, October 7, 2019 - Strategies for a disrupted and disruptive world
Today, businesses are either disrupting or being disrupted. So, they should review their strategies to ensure success, said Crowe Growth Consulting Sdn Bhd managing director Michael Lim in his presentation, titled "Transformers: Myths or reality? Navigating through today's disruptions",at the Edge-Digi forum on Digital Transformation : Myths, Reality and Relevance.
The Edge Malaysia, October 7, 2019 - Pick your battles
there were many questions from the floor during the panel discussion at The Edge -Digi Forum on Digital Transformation : Myths, Reality and Relevance. Below is a selection of some of the questions, which were presented on sli.do, and the replies provided by four of the speakers (picture, from left) - Photobook Worldwide CEO Leow Wee Jonn, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd chief business officer Eugene Teh, Crowe Growth Consulting Sdn Bhd managing director Michael Lim and Ficus Venture Capital Sdn Bhd co-founder Baiza Bain.
The Edge Malaysia, October 7, 2019 - Digital Transformation Myths, Reality & Relevance
Companies have to learn to start dealing with digital distruption because it will affect them regardless of their size, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd chief business officer Eugene Teh told the audience at the recent The Edge-Digi forum on Digital Transformation : Myths, Reality and Relevance.
The Edge Malaysia, October 7, 2019 - Retail banking distribution model to evolve by 2025, says BCG
The branch-centred distribution model for retail banks is set to evolve in almost every country by 2025. This is in response to changing consumer preferences in the area of smart digital banking, which is available across channels and tailored meet their immediate needs. The new model will be more automated, channel agnostic and capable of meeting individual needs, according to a recent report by Boston ConsultingGroup (BCG).
The Edge Malaysia, September 9, 2019 - Helping from the ground up
The global oil and gas industry was going through a rough patch 2015. There were retrenchments across the board and Faridah Halina Zairi - then a senior technical assistant handling oil and gas projects at Lloyd's Register Malaysia, one of the world's leading service providers for the engineering and technology sectors - found herself out of a job.