It may be one region but Asia is widely recognized as heterogeneous: what works in Singapore may not work in China, India or in Malaysia. The same applies for its governments. We analyze key policies and explain how they impact the overall ICT industry and general population.
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Amongst the temporary moves, buildings must keep indoor temperatures above 26 degrees celsius and stores are banned from leaving their doors open. This follows the forced shutdown of two nuclear reactors last month.
The ongoing chaos that is the NSA story continues. Google, Microsoft, and Facebook try to get permission to tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. That doesn't work out so well, and all we get are aggregated numbers and more aggravation.
Feedback is being gathered to form regulations over the reallocation of "TV frequencies" for wireless connectivity. Separately, another wave of commercial pilots has been announced.
Country's G-Cloud is ready for wider deployment to all government agencies after early adopters were successfully migrated to the private cloud infrastructure earlier this year.
New "Open Data" initiative will see the government sharing more data sets with both public and private sectors to create greater public value, enhance productivity, decision-making and crowdsourcing of information.
Yamada Denki is set to pack up after facing "obstructive behavior" from local firms, and boycotts from anti-Japanese sentiments due to recently escalated territorial disputes.
The Alibaba-backed Danger Maps, which allows "crowdmapping" of pollution sources, is now expanding to cover missing people and child abuse.
The volunteer site is aimed at raising awareness and facilitating transplants to address the significant shortage of donors.
Some officials in the region use e-mail services run by Yahoo or Gmail as their ministries lack proper IT infrastructure or due to personal preference, raising fears they may be monitored by the U.S. National Security Agency.
To speed up the rollout of mobile networks in areas populated by Indian Maoists, India's Home Ministry is looking to change telco legislation so it can award a contract without a tender exercise.
The carriers are called on to cooperate to drop rates and reduce marketing spend to avoid "overheated" competition, to reduce the financial burden on households.
Enterprise security can be compromised by the Asian culture of fear of failure, following audit-styled checklists and prioritizing cost over quality when selecting a vendor, according to Dimension Data.
While challenges lay in the vast differences in the region over politics, privacy and data protection laws, adopting private sector models such as non-disclosure agreements could help promote sharing and mutual benefits.
[UPDATE] Singapore's Economic Development Board will send candidates from local universities and holding IT security jobs to RSA's Anti-Fraud Command Center in Israel for cybersecurity training over for up to two years.
According to the country's deputy minister for Communications and IT, fees are set to dip and Internet access may even be free of charge initially, especially for rural areas.