Internet of Things devices are not originally built to be robust against attacks, resulting in vulnerabilities that can lead to severe repercussions if left unchecked, such as data that's being collected and acted upon in Singapore's smart nation plan.
By The Way
Eileen Yu checks out industry developments across the Asia-Pacific region, discussing their relevance to the global tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 15 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. Eileen majored in Journalism at The University of Queensland, Australia, where she wrote an honours thesis titled: To Censor or Not: The Great Singapore Dilemma. In her By The Way blog, she enjoys seeing how far she can push the line when blogging about technology, government regulations, and politics in Singapore and the rest of Asia.
Businesses in Asia-Pacific look to IT security to gain better control as well as support increasing focus on mobile and application development, reveals a new study.
Government continues to provide financial support to encourage skills upgrading and drive research and development efforts in the country. SMBs are offered grants to innovate and expand internationally.
Concerns over high upfront costs and associated risks are hindering the adoption of cloud computing in the region, where only 22.2 percent of Asian cities have deployed it, according to Microsoft-CityNet research.
SK Telecom has won its patent lawsuit against Viber after a South Korean court ruled the latter infringed on four patents held by the mobile operator.
Chinese market grew 2 percent to clock 107.5 million smartphone shipment in fourth-quarter 2014, pushing the year's total number to 420.7 million, according to IDC stats. Xiaomi edges out Samsung to lead market.
Myanmar Payment Union (MPU) and 2C2P launch a new payment service that will allow online shoppers in the country to pay for their goods with their MPU cards.
Its fifth worldwide and third in Asia, the Microsoft Cybercrime Satellite Centre in Singapore will support the company's cybersecurity efforts in the region.
An increasing number of organizations in Asia are opting for the hybrid model to maintain some control and visibility while tapping the benefits of increased flexibility that cloud has to offer. However, most still lack a proper hybrid cloud strategy.
Misinterpretation of regulatory requirements and a lack of local talent and knowledge about the different risk profiles are hindering wider deployment of cloud among Asia-Pacific enterprises.
Singapore telco clocks 11 percent climb in net profit to S$970 million for the quarter, though EBITDA falls 2.8 percent to S$1.23 billion due to higher handset subsidies from customer acquisition and recontracts.
Delegates from the global online community gather in Singapore to discuss transfer of stewardship from the U.S. government to ICANN, but doubts remain over whether the September 30 deadline will be met.
Chinese hardware maker "reunites" its Asia-Pacific emerging and mature markets business units as part of ongoing corporate reorganization, and possibly a leadup to its new smart devices unit for China.
DBS Bank unveils a venture debt financing programme designed for startups that have already raised more than S$1 million in Series A funding and are operational for at least one year.
Tweets will surface more easily in Google search results after a deal was reportedly inked, years after a previous agreement wasn't renewed in 2011. Twitter has existing search deals with Microsoft's Bing and Yahoo.