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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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.
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.
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.
China president Xi Jinping calls upon Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation members to establish frameworks to improve communication and connectivity, as well as boost economic partnerships across the region.
The company is looking to hire in its two new Singaporean and Australian offices, as well as set up more offices in the region.
The 3D printer manufacturer is eyeing the region's potential, especially on the back of government support to drive the technology's development and adoption.
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.
Qatar-owned operator Ooredoo, which owns one of two foreign telco licenses in Myanmar, hopes to bring 30,000 women into the local economy with a franchisee model to sell prepaid airtime.
U.K.-based Media Legal Defence Initiative seeks to fund legal expenses for bloggers and online media organizations in South and Southeast Asia.
Government announces new clause starting September 1 blogs and social media profiles of individuals are only allowed to share personal information instead of news reports or other forms of information.
The US$400 million system which links seven countries in Southeast Asia to the latest transpacific cable, will deliver faster connectivity and offer better resiliency with its route avoiding the earthquake zone in North Asia.