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.
The Edge Malaysia, September 9, 2019 - Capture, crunch and come up with solutions
Companies need to find a way to capture the right data, analyse it and come up with solutions for common problems, says Erich Gerber, senior vice-president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific and Japan at Tibco Software Inc.
The Edge Malaysia, September 2, 2019 - Upskilling Malaysians to meet IR4.0 demands
From smart appliances like Wifi-enabled television and connected washing machines to self-ordering refrigerators, global digitalisation is a fact of life anywhere in the world.
The Edge Malaysia, September 2, 2019 - Shaping better lives in Asia-Pacific from Kuala Lumpur
When Electrolux Group set up a shared service centre in Kuala Lumpur eight years ago, it was just to standardise finance processes across Asia-Pacific. But last September, the group took things up to a whole new level with the introduction of a full-fledged Centre of Excellence (CoE), which supports the entire Asia-Pacific not only for accounting functions but also finance-related IT expertise, robotic process automation (RPA), SAP projects and even some financial analysis.
Aug 26, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - MAHB Helps Drive Inbound Tourism
For the first five months of 2019, Malaysia welcomed a total of 10.59 million tourists, 4.8% more compared with the same period last year. While the growth was healthy, there is still room for improvement as the country aims to attract 30 million tourists under the upcoming Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign.
Aug 26, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - How corporations can help their people
With rapid technological changes affecting the way people live and work, it is inevitable that employers have to work on strenghtening their workforce so that the business ecosystem catches up with the general trends.
Aug 26, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Developing skill sets that match emerging jobs
As technology assumes the leading role in defining future occupations, the youth need to be better prepared to embrace new technologies when they arrive, or risk being sidelined in businesses. According to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) 2018 Future of Jobs report, by 2022, emerging professions are set to increase their share of employment from 16% to 27% of the total employee base while the employment share of declining roles is set to decrease to 21% from 31% last year.
Aug 26, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Bringing the youth workforce up to speed
In the force of rapid global change, the way we live and work is becoming increasingly affected by forces that are out of our control. These changes are happening faster than many of us can adapt to, as seen in the disruption ofdiverse industries. Those who are unable to unlearn old programming and adopt new ways of doing things are simply left behind.
Aug 26, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Beyond wealth: Well-being is the route to riches
What does wealth mean in a modern Malaysia? You might think it is down to the car you drive or that condo you own. But on a national scale, it has always been a question of GDP. It is time we recognised that this needs to change or we risk sleepwalking our way to social disquiet.
Aug 12, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Fast Retailing employs technology in its sustainability drive
With ethical fashion becoming increasingly in vogue, fast fashion players have publicly announced labour and environmental standards and targets for themselves. The world's third largest apparel manufacturer and retailer by sales, Fast Retailing Co Ltd, will not be left out.