Articles about Government : Asia
The Indian government has teamed up with Twitter to launch a system that will allow people to receive tweeted updates from the government straight to their mobile phone via SMS.
With the passing of the country's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore must now evolve and realize Lee's governing legacy may not necessarily support the next 50 years of growth.
South Korea has announced plans to foster the growth of IoT and its smart car industry, and will invest a total of 5.6 trillion won by 2020, with 1 trillion won allocated for this year.
In the most recent legal challenge to the ride-sharing app, Uber executives and employees have been charged by Seoul District Police for breaching the transportation laws of South Korea.
South Korea plans to invest $300 million this year in biotech, with the aim to become the producer of at least five global products by 2017.
A senior VP at ZTE reportedly ran off in February, after his possible accomplice at China Unicom was removed from power and put under criminal investigation.
The government sector in the Asia Pacific region, not including Japan, is on track to spend $32.5 billion (AU$41.3 billion) in IT investments in 2018, according to new research by IDC.
Government continues to provide financial support to encourage skills upgrading and drive research and development efforts in the country. SMBs are offered grants to innovate and expand internationally.
Misinterpretation of regulatory requirements and a lack of local talent and knowledge about the different risk profiles are hindering wider deployment of cloud among Asia-Pacific enterprises.
Earnings per share are also projected to land a little higher with estimates between $4.85 to $5.05 a pop, compared to the prior guidance range of $4.75 to $5.05.
Google fights WikiLeaks, Aussies are fighting data retention, and FTC issues IoT guidelines [Government IT News]
There's a bit of a fuss in Australia about new data retention regulations, and how it plays out Down Under may have implications for IT across the world. Plus Google, WikiLeaks, FTC, Internet of Things, and data center consolidation. It's been a pretty good week.
The Chinese government has introduced new rules that require foreign tech companies to turn over source code, submit to audits, and build back doors into hardware and software.
Slated to begin operations from April 2015, the new agency will have centralized oversight of the country's IT security functions and develop new capabilities in this area.
It wouldn't be another news week if our governments didn't disappoint us in some way or another. The UK seems to be tiring of civil liberties, Russia is tiring of civility, and North Korea is way overdue for its little nap. Plus (no surprise), the Department of Homeland Security is insecure.
Even the hermit kingdom seems to acknowledge the potential of the Internet of Things.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense discusses need for industry and government collaboration to fight cyberthreats.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Americans' privacy worries, DHS: it's not 2003 anymore, spies in the sky [Government IT News]
- 2 Japanese ISPs to block Tor, users 'guilty until proven innocent'
- 3 Deathly effect of Twitter rumor mill in Singapore
- 4 M2M challenges go beyond technicalities
- 5 Singapore e-gov services still lack integration