Majority of consumers in Asia-Pacific already own at least one Internet of Things (IoT) device and plan to buy more, but 81 percent fear their personal data is being leaked and 71 percent worry about being monitored without their consent.
Southeast Asian internet economy will be worth US$72 billion by year-end, fuelled by increasing number of mobile users and high-growth markets such as e-commerce and ride-hailing, reveals annual Google-Temasek study.
Nearly half of the Asia Pacific CIOs Gartner surveyed reported a shift in business models in response to customer engagement.
Markets such as Indonesia still are grappling to roll out fibre connectivity to all users, without which cloud adoption will be premature, while some large businesses also have to ensure it makes economic sense to do so.
Passport details such as name, nationality, date of birth, and passport number were accessed, with the airline only reaching out to its frequent flyers and registered users.
Software vendor currently lacks a clear multi-cloud strategy in Asia-Pacific, where more enterprises are expected to deploy across different cloud environments, and needs to expand its regions to better compete against the likes of AWS.
Just half of Singapore consumers rate e-wallets and payment apps as adequately secure and 65 percent say likewise for mobile banking apps, reveals study, indicating the lowest confidence level amongst six Asian markets.
All 10 Asean members concur on the need for a formal cybersecurity mechanism to facilitate coordination efforts across the region, outlining cyber diplomacy, policy, and operational issues.
Amid Alibaba's increased efforts to build up its cloud footprint, Google also is beefing up its coverage in Asia-Pacific where it says it will operate seven cloud regions by early-2019, up from just one region two years ago.
Currently representing just 7 percent of GDP, Asean's digital economy can drive an uplift of US$1 trillion by 2025 across the region, but digital trade barriers and lack of seamless cross-border payments are key barriers.
Chinese internet giant talks up new product releases such as Anti-Bot Service and its datacentre footprint in Asia-Pacific as key differentiators against cloud rivals, Amazon Web Services and Google. Its machine learning specialist also urges need for governments looking to build smart cities, such as Singapore, to ensure its citizens benefit from such initiatives.
KT has won a $47 million project to build a large-scale fibre-optic cable network in the northern regions of Luzon Island in the Philippines.
Ride-sharing operator raises another US$1 billion from a group of financial backers that include Vulcan Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners, following a previous US$1 billion pledge from Toyota Motor.
Corporate mindsets must first be transformed for any digital transformation initiative to be successful in Asia-Pacific, where companies are fixated on technology rather than on the need to establish new business models.
Ride-sharing operator adds grocery delivery to its offerings and introduces GrabPlatform to allow other providers to integrate their services with its app, as it aims to become an "everyday superapp".
Computex never fails to surprise its attendees with what can be done with technology, some items though, should never have left the drawing board.
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.
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.
Notorious security conference Hack In The Box is about to celebrate its ten year mark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Doors open to conference participants tomorrow, and we caught a few moments of setup in its calm before the storm.
The artificial intelligence system runs on Alibaba's cloud computing infrastructure and is the first to be deployed outside its domestic Chinese market.
Korean carmaker does not reveal how much it is investing in the Southeast Asian ride-sharing operator, but says the two companies will jointly develop mobility services.
The US online retailer finally introduces Amazon Prime in Singapore but the launch has been described as "piecemeal", which should give Alibaba even more room to expand its own footprint in the region.