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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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.
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