German software vendor currently operates three data centers in Japan and Australia, and is looking to launch at least three more in the region. Globally, it's aiming to have 20 locations by end-2014 including China and India.
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 16 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings.
Following the company's decision to shift its focus to Europe, the Chinese networking giant says it plans to add 5,500 employees in the region over five years and double its R&D team to 1,700 in three years.
Singapore telco's digital advertising subsidiary, Amobee, acquires Adconion's North America and Australia units as well as Kontera Technologies in a bid to beef up its mobile marketing capabilities.
By 2020, the Asian nation will produce data totaling 377 exabytes, doubling in volume every two years and growing eight-fold from just 46 exabytes in 2013.
Attorney-General's Chambers issues a warning to City Harvest Church pastor, Tan Kim Hock, over two messages posted via his Twitter account which implied Singapore's judiciary system was unjust.
Region may be home to the largest number of Facebook users, but few marketers have the tools or knowledge to capitalize on the opportunity.
Still widely regarded a storage vendor, Hitachi Data Systems is now eager to transform itself as a cloud technology provider and ink deals with telcos in the region to white-label its products.
China's Alibaba Group will invest S$312.5 million (US$248.88 million) for a 10.35 percent stake in SingPost as part of efforts to beef up the e-commerce operator's logistics network.
Singapore bank offers a mobile wallet, DBS PayLah, which can be downloaded as an app and allows the bank's customers to send and receive funds via their devices.
Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google are part of a growing number of global cloud players looking to compete in the Asian market, but the region's local players can still gain the upper hand with the right cards.