Storytelling: an emerging skill in the business world

February 5th, 2016

We all love stories – it started when we were small! However, certain people tell stories in a better way. We wanted to hear again; we still memorise some of the stories or event. Great story tellers always make a difference in our lives. Wiki says ‘Storytelling is the conveying of events in words, sound and/or images, often by improvisation or embellishment.’

 

In the current business world, we still use ‘storytelling’. Usage of Powerful Storytelling Techniques in the business world is common nowadays. Successful leaders take their followers or listeners or even stakeholders on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated.

Storytelling is a powerful communication and organisational tool. If used correctly, it can

  • Connect emotionally
  • Effectively pitch messages
  • Influence decision-making
  • Reduce resistance to change
  • Instil trust
  • Motivate co-operation

Do you think building a good storytelling skill is good in current business world?

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Singapore IDA, MDA to be restructured

January 18th, 2016

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Media Development Authority (MDA) will be restructured into two new entities: The Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Government Technology Organisation (GTO).

The restructuring follows the introduction of the integrated Infocomm Media 2025 masterplan in August last year, and aims to better capitalise the ongoing convergence in areas such as pay-TV and telecommunications. It also takes into account the evolving responsibilities IDA has taken on in recent times such as cybersecurity and the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA).

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Singapore saying ‘Bye Bye’ to 2G

June 15th, 2015

Starting April 2017, Singapore will pull plug on 2G mobile networks, to reuse airwaves for newer 4G services.  All 2G voice and messaging services will end in Singapore as the airwave-starved island moves to reuse existing 2G airwaves to boost the capacity and speeds of newer 4G services.

The three local telcos Singtel, StarHub and M1 said in a statement on 15th June 2015, that the number of customers affected are an “extremely small percentage” of their current base.

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The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore said there are some 250,000 2G mobile users today, forming only 3 per cent of the total mobile user base of 8 million subscriptions. The authority expects the proportion of 2G users to taper off in the next two years.

Customers on 2G-only handsets will only need to place their existing SIM cards into a 3G or 4G handset. Their mobile services will not be disrupted. Those currently using 3G and 4G handsets will also not be affected.

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Apple launches Apple Music

June 13th, 2015

On 08th June 2015, Apple launched Apple Music: a USD 9.99-a-month streaming music service. Apple Music comes with Apple’s deep music roots, global brand and hundreds of millions of iTunes customers, however it may not differ dramatically from competitors.

Apple’s push into the streaming business will likely alter the dynamics of how consumers listen to music as the music industry grapples with declines in downloaded songs and tries to figure out new ways to get people to pay for music.

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HSBC to slash 50K jobs worldwide

June 10th, 2015

HSBC will cut almost 50,000 jobs from its payroll and take an axe to its investment bank and shrink its risk weighted assets by USD 290 billion in an effort to improve its sluggish performance, Europe’s biggest bank HSBC declared on 09th June 2015.

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Innodeas moves to a new office

June 1st, 2015

Starting June 2015, Innodeas will be operating from a new office at Centro Bianco, #07-02G, 73 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore – 534818

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Connected applications at Innodeas

May 27th, 2015

Innodeas reinvents itself in today’s software-driven world: changing the way we design, build and use applications, by adopting a new operating model that enables business and IT to jointly develop software to enter new markets, reach new customers and drive new growth.

Agile Applications:

Regarding liquid applications, companies that want to compete based on agility and speed need a new way to build software—faster, flexible and more liquid—with reusable components that allow for the rapid assembly of applications in support of dynamic business needs.  Innodeas is already into Agile! This approach requires modular architectures, next-generation integration techniques and a cloud-first, mobile-first mindset. Engineering innovations such as Agile and DevOps further accelerate development and deployment.

Intelligent Applications:

On intelligent applications, companies need to embed software intelligence everywhere to manage growing volume, velocity and complexity, and to maximize the business value of internal and external data—including that from the physical world. Software intelligence is made possible by an influx of data, processing power and advances in data science such as natural language processing, machine learning and cognitive computing. Thanks to these advancements, applications can automate routine tasks, improve business and IT processes through integrated analytics and ultimately govern themselves.

CoAs for connected applications, companies will need to create new competitive frontiers using software. Doing so requires opening multiple dimensions of application connectivity—with business partner and customer ecosystems, as well as with the rapidly growing Internet of Things that are essential to delivering new services.

Connected applications will run everywhere—not just on phones, tablets and PCs, but also in manufacturing, pipelines, industrial equipment, cars, wearables and more—to convert products into product-service hybrids.

Connected Applications at Innodeas

Connected Applications at Innodeas

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Do you think a single IT event can cover solutions for all?

May 27th, 2015

Do you think a single IT event can cover all the following solutions?

• Address Management
• Application Acceleration & Wan Optimization
• Application Integration & Web Services
• Agile Consulting
• Asset Management
• Big Data Analytics/Solutions
• Bill Reporting
• Business Applications
• Business Continuity Services
• Business Intelligence
• Cloud Computing
• Consulting Services
• CRM
• Data Centre Services & Solutions
• Data Integration
• Data Management
• DevOps & Delivery Pipeline
• Digital Strategy Development & Execution
• Disaster Recovery & Backup
• Document Management & Imaging
• eCommerce
• eForms
• Enterprise Architecture
• Enterprise Cloud Applications
• Enterprise Mobility
• Enterprise Social Media
• Enterprise Software
• ERP Systems
• Expense Management
• Governance, Risk & Compliance
• Green IT
• Hardware
• Hardware Maintenance & Support
• Internet/Intranet Applications & Services
• IT Architecture
• IT Asset Recovery
• IT Governance and ITIL
• IT Integration
• IT Management Consulting
• Knowledge Management
• Mobile Application Development
• Mobile Handheld Devices & Applications
• Mobile & Wireless Technology
• Network Infrastructure
• Networking Equipment
• Outsourcing & Offshoring
• Penetration Testing
• Printing
• Project Management
• Quality Management
• Router & Switches
• Security
• Servers & Storage
• Service Orientated Architecture
• Software as a Service
• Staffing
• Storage & Data Management
• Training & Organisational Development
• Telecom Expense Management
• Unified Communications
• Video Conferencing & Telepresence
• Virtualisation
• VoIP Solutions
• Web Experience
• Website Design and Development
• Wireless Access, Connectivity & Security Solutions
• Workplace Collaboration
• Workplace Management

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Singapore Data Centers going ‘Green’

May 8th, 2015

The Green Data Center Innovation Program (GDCIP) is a program initiated by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) to boost the competitiveness of the data center industry by raising their overall energy efficiency. The program follows the launch of the Green Data Center Road-map in late 2014. According to IDA, the program intends to spur innovation by catalyzing development and adoption of innovative green data center related products, solutions and services, and direct local R&D efforts in green data center technologies by providing research funding for key areas of research.

Some of the possible solutions could include raising the ambient level of tolerable heat within data centers, automatic smart allocation of computing resources within data centers and more intelligent systems-level solutions spanning IT and facilities. IDA said it has secured collaborations with several leading technology partners, including Dell, Hewlett Packard, Huawei and IBM, to engage in prototyping short- and long-term solutions for data centers.

The Innovation Program also includes an open Call for Collaboration (CFC) to garner industry proposals that would develop and pilot promising innovative solutions to provide proof-of-concepts in Singapore’s environment, the results of which could lead to immediately implementable solutions for data centers.

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State-of-the-art topics in Big Data

May 3rd, 2015

Do you think the following steps can cover the entire ecosystem of Big Data?

  • Data collection (medium: smartphones, sensors, the World Wide Web)
  • Data storage
  • Data processing (scale-able relational databases, Hadoop, Spark, etc.)
  • Extracting structured data from unstructured data
  • Solving systems issues (exploiting multi-core, security)
  • Analytics (machine learning, data compression, efficient algorithms)
  • Visualization
  • Applications of Big Data

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At Innodeas, we breath Big Data!

Big Data as a big opportunity to develop the upcoming  technologies to store, secure, manage, analyze, process, share, and understand the huge quantities of data the man-kind is collecting via different mediums. Innodeas is working with industry partners to gain experience in handling large amounts of Big Date; which is quite complex and huge

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