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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More specifically, China, which can leverage its manufacturing hub and market size. However, e-commerce sites in the region should first resolve key challenges with user interface, service support, and logistics.
Asian programmers may be a common sight in Silicon Valley, but foreign entrepreneurs are practically a rarity, says Valley-based accelerator.
More sophisticated, targeted attacks on Asia-based firms should drive the evolution of internal culture and processes to combat such threats. There are significant hurdles to overcome, however, and the cyberthreat landscape remains fundamentally global.
Rocket Internet's car classifieds site is firmly camped in Myanmar, despite it having one of the world's lowest Internet penetration rates.
Once late to the mobile game, the social media giant now bets heavily on the platform which it says will ensure Facebook's continued growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
Harmonizing the 700MHz frequency band for mobile broadband services, shifting from analog to digital TV broadcast, and improving undersea cable resiliency, will be key areas for cooperation for Southeast Asia, following the 13th TELMIN meeting between ICT ministers.
Concerns over U.S. surveillance are apparently leading to a "de-Americanization" of IT environments in Asia-Pacific, specifically China, as governments ban the use of U.S. technology. Is the paranoia necessary?
Some 96 percent of Asean companies say they are "committed to" the adoption of analytics, but 73 percent confess they still struggle with data integration.
Under the government-run project Silicon Valley Vietnam, two accelerators will be set up: one in Hanoi and another in Ho Chi Minh city. This is part of plans to groom startups and eventually link them up with venture capital.
Some 73 percent of businesses in Asia-Pacific have adopted or are planning to deploy cloud computing in the next 12 months, but internal resistance to change is hindering the rollout of such services, reveals survey.
Its pricing structure indicates Apple's primary focus is the premium tablet market, but this gameplay is unlikely to work in Asia in the long-run as its competitors rush to fill the low-end mass-market void. And it's missing out on the untapped hybrid device opportunity.
Employees aged 21 to 32 in Asia will circumvent corporate policies governing the use of personal devices for work, and 12 percent will not inform their company if these devices have been compromised, reveals survey.
Consumers in the Asia-Pacific region are more likely than the global average to use their mobile devices for banking purposes and to purchase goods and services, finds SAP survey.