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Finessing the dance of prosperity

By Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah | February 24, 2024

MALAYSIA, since the 80’s, has made some right moves to spur economic growth, moving from low-income to middle-income GDP, the dipstick to assess a “successful” economy. Today, middle income is not good enough, we want economic dynamism for a higher growth curve. I argue that taking GDP as a measure of economic wealth may not […]

A trillion dollar economy

By Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah | January 27, 2024

MALAYSIA is determined to be a developed country by 2025 despite riding some rough weather in the last few years. We can’t help but look around us for signs that the worst is over and our economy will be on track to realise the Madani vision, and emerge as a trillion-dollar economy by 2036. The […]

Pizza parties don’t cut it

By Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah | December 30, 2023

I recently chanced upon reports detailing the inane number of activities companies are organising for their staff in the name of promoting the wellness factor. These businesses showcase how much they care and are doing in the name of wellness, and their impact on employees’ “happiness index”. As I thought about the why’s and how’s, […]

Be a leader, not a boss

By Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah | November 29, 2023

STARTING out is always hard to do. I have often shared stories with colleagues about our experiences in the early days – revising presentations into the wee hours, dealing with tough managers, or terrified rides in the lift with the boss going up 21 floors! Bosses, or rather leaders, are vital. A good leader, nay […]

Ethics take centre stage in rapid AI development

By TM R&D | November 13, 2023

The growing integration of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly in scaling smart devices, is sparking concerns about the ethical and safety standards practised by businesses that employ AI. While AI systems are already deployed across many domains of daily life, including employment, transport, education, health and even the justice system, there is a gap that needs […]

How IoT Solutions Bring Malaysian Enterprises Towards Greater Success

By TM R&D | November 10, 2023

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies that enable them to connect and exchange data over the internet. These objects can range from everyday devices such as smartphones, smart thermostats, and wearable fitness trackers to more complex systems like industrial machinery, […]

Transformation for a Greater Malaysia with TM R&D’s Digital Solutions

By TM R&D | November 10, 2023

In today’s world, with what some call the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0, ‘going digital’ is not just a trendy phrase. It is about changing the whole way a business works and how it provides value to its customers and team by using new tech tools. With technology changing so fast, businesses must keep […]

Building a Future-Ready Business in Malaysia with AI (Artificial Intelligence) Technology

By TM R&D | November 3, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the business landscape across the globe. With the ability to process vast amounts of data, make predictions, and learn from experience, AI offers a myriad of benefits that can transform industries and enhance competitiveness. According to a recent report by Zion Market Research study1, the global artificial intelligence (AI) market […]

Talent takes centre stage

By Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah | October 21, 2023

THE global tech-based economies’ battle-cry for talents is fierce as organisations compete to emerge stronger post pandemic. Talents with in-demand skill sets can do wonders with an idea, vision or product and leaders know this only too well. The competition to win them to one’s side away from the rival is as serious as the […]

Mr Bond, aim for innovation

By Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah | September 23, 2023

For any business expecting to survive in today’s markets, finding one’s X-factor is essential. Whether it’s selling baked goods from Instagram, developing gaming software for an international audience or digitally managing a fleet of thousands, companies are experimenting with the how, what and where to find that X-factor, the core promise that differentiates them from […]

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