Nubefy announced last week the launch of its private beta where a select group of partners and customers will be invited to try Nubefy out and provide feedback. This enables the startup to refine and improve their product offering to the public. The public can also try to get in the beta by signing up for a Nubefy account at www.nubefy.com. Read more
Every once in a while, we cover cool technology from across the pond. After all, inspiration knows no boundaries.
When birds chirp, they communicate. And communication involves transmitting data. Taking inspiration from nature, a startup in London has created a novel way of transmitting data from one smartphone to another — by sending digital chirps.
The company, called Chirp, is a spin-off business from the University College London. Here’s how the app works: Say you want to transmit a photo to a friend. You upload the photo to the cloud using the app, and once you hit the button, the app blasts a short two-second song to your friend’s phone, which also has the Chirp app open.
It takes just a few seconds for your friend to receive the file. Besides photos, the app can transmit text links and short 140 character messages. Read more
Join us in mapping Singapore’s infocomm technology future at Infocomm Technology Roadmap Symposium 2012 : Co-Creating the Future.
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is hosting Infocomm Technology Roadmap (ITR), a symposium charting the vision, trends and future developments of the global technology landscape, while seeking to align Singapore’s technological direction with these developments. The event will also provide insights on the emerging technologies and trends in the infocomm industry. Read more
Since its inception in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been providing cost-effective, robust and scalable technology infrastructure in-the-cloud to hundreds of thousands of companies across all sizes. Many successful companies have grown from startups to now large global businesses such as Dropbox, FourSquare, Groupon and Spotify. To support the growing startup movement in Asia Pacific, AWS is launching a dedicated program that aims to provide mentoring and training on lean cloud concepts and technology. At this premier event, Amazon has invited key international speakers and thought leaders who will share their knowledge on how to leverage the AWS Cloud to successfully innovate, accelerate time to market and build a “lean startup”.
Whether you are a startup, incubator, VC, or an aspiring entrepreneur at the early stage or already scaling out your venture, the event will provide you with the opportunity to find out how startups can use AWS to power a lean lifecycle when running, scaling, and iterating on your products while learning more about the “Lean Startup” approach! Read more
Remember the blurry old days when software was sold in boxes? If you were born in early 80’s, you might even have had the joy of installing software from floppy disks. Gladly, those times are past us.
Setting up a website, building a customer database, sending out newsletters and many other impractical tasks have become affordable for everyone, at a fraction of the costs 20 years ago, thanks to a plethora of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) businesses.
Here you’ll find a brief overview of web-based services that you can start using today to help bootstrap your company. Read more
Companies who want to implement cloud computing can now receive a boost from the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore.
It comes in the form of tax deductions of up to 400 percent on up to S$400,000 (US$316,000) of qualifying expenditure incurred per year on each of six qualifying activities, which are: Read more
At a regional Hewlett-Packard event held in Singapore on October 18th, the keynote speaker said that companies in the Asia Pacific are more enthusiastic about migrating to the cloud than their Western counterparts.
“The region is more ready than other regions on the planet,” says Wolfgang Wittmer, interim senior VP and general manager, Enterprise Services, Storage & Networking in the Asia Pacific & Japan. Read more
SMEs have a history of being sold IT systems that are expensive and unscalable. They would buy proprietary solutions, only to discover that their investment trapped them into using inflexible, antiquated systems.
On the other hand, SMEs which did not make the investment in back-office IT and opted to do tasks in a more manual fashion incurred higher labour costs.
Cloud computing is the answer to these issues. Cloud providers give SMEs the ability to change service providers without incurring switching costs. Read more
The fifth annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) Start-Up Challenge has begun. The competition is seeking for the most innovative and creative startups that meets a need in the marketplace and has good potential for long-term success and scalability. The startups will also be judged on their implementation of AWS services (see contest website). Read more
Entrepreneurs who want to check out Dell’s enterprise solutions can now do so by heading to the Singapore Solution Center, announced the company in a statement on July 21.
The Center will allow customers to find out more about products related to cloud computing, intelligent data management, end-user computing and technologies that apply to various horizontal and vertical markets. Services on offer at the Center include customer briefings, product demos, and technical support.
The new facility is part of Dell’s US$1 billion investment in cloud computing services that was announced in April.