Asean

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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Cloud adoption still low among Asian cities

Cloud adoption still low among Asian cities

Concerns over high upfront costs and associated risks are hindering the adoption of cloud computing in the region, where only 22.2 percent of Asian cities have deployed it, according to Microsoft-CityNet research.

published February 23, 2015 by

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Lenovo merges APAC market units

Lenovo merges APAC market units

Chinese hardware maker "reunites" its Asia-Pacific emerging and mature markets business units as part of ongoing corporate reorganization, and possibly a leadup to its new smart devices unit for China.

published February 6, 2015 by

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Hack In The Box 2012 Malaysia: Like No Other

Hack In The Box 2012 Malaysia: Like No Other

Controversial Global hacking conference Hack In The Box just celebrated its ten-year mark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event attracted hackers from all over the world and company participants that included Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, Amazon, sponsor 'friends' such as Megaupload, and many more.

published October 16, 2012 by

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A visit to Low Yat Plaza, Kuala Lumpur's shady electronics mall

A visit to Low Yat Plaza, Kuala Lumpur's shady electronics mall

Low Yat Plaza is a seven-story, 500+ retailer electronics mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is regarded as "IT heaven" and a place for outstanding bargains where haggling is the norm. Low Yat is also a buyer-beware marketplace. It's not out of the ordinary to walk out with defective goods and in 2006 the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs raided Low Yat Plaza, confiscating more than 27,000 copies of pirated computer software and movies. While in town for the Hack in The Box Security Conference, we paid a visit to this amazing electronics bazaar.

published October 10, 2012 by

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