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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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APAC consumers have little trust in digital services

APAC consumers have little trust in digital services

Just 31 percent of Asian consumers believe their personal data will be managed in a trustworthy way by businesses offering digital services, with 40 percent revealing their trust has been compromised whilst using such services.

April 16, 2019 by

AWS working on new cloud region in Jakarta

AWS working on new cloud region in Jakarta

Slated to open in Jakarta by early-2022, the new region will encompass three availability zones and be the cloud vendor's ninth Asia-Pacific region, joining others such as Singapore, Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo.

April 3, 2019 by

Google opens first developer hub in Singapore

Google opens first developer hub in Singapore

Internet giant unveils a physical space, occupying 7,200 square feet within its Singapore office, that it says offers various resources for developers from Southeast Asia, including hands-on mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to Google technologies.

February 22, 2019 by

Cyberattacks can cost APAC healthcare firms $23.3M

Cyberattacks can cost APAC healthcare firms $23.3M

Healthcare organisations in Asia-Pacific can incur economic losses of up to US$23.3 million from cybersecurity incidents, though, 45 percent have either experienced or are not even sure if they have experienced a cyber attack.

February 11, 2019 by

HP sees 3D printing potential in transforming APAC manufacturing

HP sees 3D printing potential in transforming APAC manufacturing

3D printing can reduce labour costs since there are no parts to assemble and has the potential to "smarten" up logistics in markets such as Singapore and China, but it will require businesses to rethink the entire manufacturing process--from design to when products are delivered to customers.

February 1, 2019 by

The tech of Computex 2015

The tech of Computex 2015

Computex never fails to surprise its attendees with what can be done with technology, some items though, should never have left the drawing board.

June 4, 2015 by

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.

October 16, 2012 by

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.

October 10, 2012 by

Hack In The Box SecConf Kuala Lumpur 2012: Setup

Hack In The Box SecConf Kuala Lumpur 2012: Setup

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.

October 9, 2012 by

Google opens first developer hub in Singapore

Internet giant unveils a physical space, occupying 7,200 square feet within its Singapore office, that it says offers various resources for developers from Southeast Asia, including hands-on mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to Google technologies.

February 28, 2019

Grab opens Malaysian research facility

The new research lab will be the mobile app developer's seventh worldwide and will focus on using machine learning to improve driver safety and developing real-time communications functions, such as VoIP calls over its GrabChat messaging platform.

December 13, 2018

APAC unlicensed software rate drops

Rate of unlicensed software in Asia-Pacific dipped to 57 percent last year from 61 percent in 2015, but the region remains home to the highest percentage of such software worldwide. Read more: https://zd.net/2Jd2GK7

June 6, 2018

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