July 1, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - A chance encounter leads FutureLab to new revenue stream
Social learning tech platform FutureLab believes that its recent diversification into the business enterprise solutions segment will help bring it on the path to profitability. Co-founder and CEO Brian Tan says it aims to ring in a profit by next year.
June 10, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - Going C2C and Cross-border, Teleport plans to shake up the logistics business
Selling freingt belly space is big business. Established in March last year solely for that purpose, Teleport Commerce Malaysia hit the runway running and last year alone, chalked up revenue of RM200 million.
June 10, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - Digital HR race
At the global level, organisations are taking data insights and the analytics approach in making business decisions that are aligned with the universal trendsetter, such as Industry 4.0, Big Data and the Gig Economy. The digital world is bringing cross-border businesses closer and companies who cannot adapt to digitalisation may need to find the nearest exit.
June 10, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - Waste Not, Want Not
A chance encounter with food waste in the back alley of a restaurant in Victoria Street, Penang, left Calvin Chan Yi Xuan pondering about the incident for a long time afterwards. The smell of baked goods wafting through the air, even after being binned, piqued his curiosity as well as that of his partner's. What they discovered was that pastries that were still in good condition had been discarded at the end of an outlet's business day.
June 10, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - Plugging The Leaks !
As a precious natural resource, water is an essential commodity that must be managed sustainably. Yet daily, there is loss of water, especially in the water service cycle and the Federal Government is now aiming to reduce the national Non-Revenue Water (NRW) from 35% to 31% by the end of the 11th Malaysia Plan. Managing NRW is not a simple matter. It involves significant operational effort and becomes more costly as NRW reduces. One of the main contributors to loss of water is aging pipes, many of which were likely installed decades ago. Due to this aging infrastructure, the pipes are prone to breakage under pressure which leads to leakage that results in NRW.
July 8, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - From Trash to Ash
Malaysia genertaes a lot of solid waste - a crippling problem, especially in light of recent revelations that the country has become the global dumping ground for plastic waste after China decided to forego the honour. Government statistics reveal that Malaysia generated 42,672 tonnes of waste daily in 2017, which is expected to rise to 44,888 tonnes per day as the population increases, especially in cities.
June 10, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - Capacity Building for Companies in the IDE Space
In April, Fintech Lab Sdn Bhd signed a partnership agreement with University of California, Berkeley's (UCB) Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology and San Francisco-based Fin-Tech School to co-develop modules and training programmes on financial technology (fintecj), blockchain and Industry 4.0.
June 10, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - In For The Long Haul
When brother Mahinder Singh Sidhu and Jaswant Singh Sindhu brought a Mercedes 911 in 1981, little did they know that the purchase would put the on a path to becoming a household name in the palm oil industry. At that juncture,however, all they wanted was to benefit from the booming industry following the government's recognition of oil palm as a complementary crop to rubber.
June 3, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Turning Fishing Villages into Tourism Destinations
Fishing villages along the east and west coasts of Peninsular Malaysia with predominantly Malay or Chinese communities can attract tourists for several reasons. One is their location and another is the unique lifestyle and the products they offer. When such villages were thriving, the fisherman were able to offer an abundance of fresh fish and dried seafood. On the west coast, these include Kuala Sangga, Kuala Sepetang, Pulau Pangkor, Lumut, Sekinchan, Pulau Ketam and Sungai Lima.
May 20, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Mondelez wants bigger bite of snack pie
As everyone knows, Malaysians love to eat. And that includes snacking - a penchant Mondelez Malaysia is capitalising on to drive sales growth even as it works to make its Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolates, Twisties and Chipsmore tastier. Through the introduction of new products, Mendelez - also known for Kraft cheese and Philadelphia cream cheese - aims to turn more people into snackers and make its products appeal to health-conscious consumers so that it can capture new business segments.