Established in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) aims to accelerate the economic and social growth in the region through joint initiatives and partnerships between member nations. We look at key ICT developments in these countries, with strong focus on IT developments in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
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Asia-Pacific will account for US$74 billion, growing at 38 percent in 2013, with developed markets including Singapore and South Korea as well as developing markets such as India driving growth in the region.
World's two largest mobile operators say the returns do not justify their investment after pulling out their joint bid for one of Myanmar's two telecom licenses.
The incubator has devoted a microfund devoted to Southeast Asia and has hired Malaysian entrepreneur Khailee Ng as its newest venture partner.
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Internet giant teams up with India-based mobile advertising network to monetize its mobile efforts in Southeast Asia, amid plans to beef up its mobile strategy.
Southeast Asia can be more compelling for entrepreneurs than China or Silicon Valley with opportunities being created from cultural differences, on top of increasingly attractive cost dynamics and staff loyalty.
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Optimizing customer processes is the top IT priority this year, says CBS Interactive industry analyst Angus Macaskill, who presented key findings from ZDNet's Asia IT Priorities 2013 survey which polled 1,236 respondents from Asia.
ZDNet's IT Priorities 2013 panel discussion debated the evolving role of CIOs in Asia as well as the role of ICT as a driver of innovation for organizations in this region.
With tech budgets set to go up 23 percent, companies are focusing more on customer processes and driving cost efficiency, and involving more C-level execs in IT decisions, reveals ZDNet Asia IT Priorities Survey 2013.
Huge data and traffic flows from high mobile penetration will drive demand for storage infrastructure and management, but these developing markets may not be the most lucrative.
To ensure regulatory compliance, companies in Asia looking to adopt software-as-a-service adoption should be mindful about data protection and specific vertical regulations established in the country they operate.
Beauty-box business VanityTrove aims to be the market leader in Southeast Asia where there's lower competition, and wants to differentiate itself by offering higher end products and strong customer service.
ZDNet's Asia directory of MDM vendors has market, product and contact information on companies that provide Mobile Device Management (MDM) products and services.
E-commerce player sees Southeast Asia as a key market, along with Japan and China, but notes its success requires trust to be built in the ecosystem, a better delivery network and more local merchants.