Consumer computer vendor Axioo and home appliance manufacturer Polytron aim to grab a slice of the growing Indonesian smartphone market. Will their strategy of local manufacture and cost control pay dividends?
Goutama Bachtiar puts the spotlight on Indonesia's business tech developments, and discusses why these matter to the local and global population.
Goutama is an advisor and consultant in the enterprise IT space focusing on technology management and investment. His pieces have been seen in numerous leading publications, both online and print, across the world.
Long known as a laser printer maker, Lexmark International has been silently offering managed print services in Indonesia since 2006. The company stopped making inkjet printers last year, and has now reaffirmed its commitment to introduce a series of enterprise solutions through lucrative product, software, and integrated services tailored to cater for company-specific needs.
Held in Kuala Lumpur, security conference Hack In The Box's "Capture The Flag" contest was won by top three teams from Vietnam and Indonesia.
Following a report last week that Indonesia was the top contributor of attack traffic, stakeholders in the country must be obliged to take necessary actions in identifying and removing security vulnerabilities.
Under its new name Evercoss, it will expand further into neighboring countries served by its new US$100 million local factory--a move that's supposed to be cheaper than its current model of wholly relying on manufacturing in China.
Indonesians can't wait for LTE service as 3G standards have failed to bring the quality as everyone expected, and there are high hopes the upcoming APEC Summit will lead to commercial the launch of 4G services by December.
With 30 million students in primary education, 20 million in high school, and 5 million in college, Indonesia's education sector is starting to be taken seriously by the IT vendor community.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) market leader in Indonesia is having a hard time convincing customers to move to latest version of the operating system BES 10.
Conglomerate Lippo's Multipolar is the latest to jump on the bandwagon. Indonesia now has to ensure synergies between telcos and banks, and watch out for anti-competitive behavior.
Its currency may be depreciating along with other currencies in the region, but Indonesia offers much potential for hardware manufacturers with a largely untapped 3 percent PC penetration rate.