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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Local regulator will call for tenders worth S$1.2 billion this financial year, with emphasis on cloud computing and deriving insights from government data to improve organizational processes.
Central and local-level governments in the country has spent a total of 2.16 billion yuan on legal copies of software in the past three years to combat piracy.
Whether the US or China started the online fight, both sides are rallying forces, and with the right spark, it could end with catastrophic consequences.
Sumitomo, NEC, and NTT sign contract with Myanmar government to build an optical fiber network which can transmit data at 30 gigabit per second, linking three major cities in the country.
While more countries in the region are introducing laws around online purchases, more can be done with regard to safeguard shopping on lesser-known retailers and transactions between two consumers.
The range of economic measures include include tax breaks for angel investors and venture capitalists, policy tweaks to make it easier to disinvest and reinvest capital, and a new exchange providing more access to funding.
A public consultation exercise is underway to gather feedback over operational details. Workshops and training collaborations will also be rolled out to educate firms, especially SMBs, and help them get ready.
Officials from Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea point out companies remain concerned over cloud security, and stress education and common understanding is needed to overcome this hurdle.
Seven new software-as-a-service proposals have been awarded development grants by the government as they showcase innovative, exportable potential.
Service providers need to find ways to boost Wi-Fi signals in poor reception areas, and also pick the right monetization model, in order to achieve good commuter uptake and satisfaction.
China Mobile Communications Corporation is tightening up its accounting practices after a national audit found "weaknesses" relating to inflated sales and unaccountable receipts.
Center will enable businesses and researchers to refine and analyze big data for their projects, and aims to bring the industry's level to that of global technology firms which it says is 2 to 5 years behind.
The government is working with industry experts to study the issues of online gambling, and learning from other jurisdictions in order to formulate a strategy to restrict it.
Is Singapore foolish to give out local money to foreign startups which may end up taking their Singapore-funded innovation back to their home country?
Indian government will reportedly set up a testing lab in Bangalore to test equipment by the Chinese telecoms gear makers, following security concerns by its intelligence agencies.