Countries with a share in Myanmar’s digital market
With the help of the international telcos, telecommunications infrastructure has been strengthened, with ever-increasing demand. This led to one of the neighbouring countries to come in and build the fourth telco of the country: that was Vietnam.
By Su Htwe | August 23rd, 2017
Opportunities for foreign investors in growing Vietnamese ICT market
ICT has always been an important driver of the Southeast Asian economy. A market study by International Data Corporation (IDC) on Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Philippines, forecasted the Southeast Asia’s ICT industry to be worth US$48 billion by 2019 and will be the key enabler of economic development.
By Valencia Elvina Wijaya | August 23rd, 2017
Future of Education in Myanmar
The future is the cloud. These fast-changing times are making traditional learning obsolete. In Myanmar, even if the kids manage to finish school, there is a high probability that they are not ready for the workplace.
By Su Htwe | August 17th, 2017
Realising Taiwan's IoT ambition
The ICT sector has always been Taiwan’s source of pride. Since the 1980s, Taiwan has been highly regarded as a vital player and major procurement centre for global ICT companies and buyers. Taiwanese companies hold huge market shares in semiconductors, PCs, mobile devices, broadband appliances and display products and technologies and is the world’s biggest supplier of these products, contributing 16.5% of the total GDP in Taiwan.
By Fong Yue Yeng | August 16th, 2017
The Key to Digital Transformation and driving IoT Adoption in ASEAN
“You need to have bold vision and having a vision on how things are going. When we speak IoT, there's always a excuse i.e technology is not there, i.e but there's no optimum point for IoT. We need to be bold in pushing things forward, move away from discussions to pushing things out.” - Gio Abaquin, Category Head, M2M & IoT, SMART Communications.
By Abdullah Zaidani | August 11th, 2017
Day 1 at Asia IoT Business Platform Philippines: Collaboration is critical
Compared to other Southeast Asian countries, Philippines seems to be quite ahead in terms of IoT adoption and digital transformation, especially in the industrial and logistics sectors. Throughout our panel discussions among leaders in telecommunications, industrial & manufacturing, transport & logistics, issues not dissimilar to discussions in other countries arise: manpower, education, connectivity, yet the industry leaders seem to be optimistic about The Philippines’ potentials in digital transformation. Is that the case?
By Nguyen Dinh Viet Anh | August 4th, 2017
IoT and digital transformation in Thailand: start small, back to basics, and go
We had the honour and privilege to host 10 distinguished local enterprise leaders on day 1 of Asia IoT Business Platform - the 13th edition in Bangkok, Thailand - who were discussing IoT and digital transformation in the country. From telecommunications, industrial and manufacturing, to transport and logistics, we heard particularly interesting topics with regard to the opportunities as well as challenges regarding IoT adoption.
By Nguyen Dinh Viet Anh | August 4th, 2017
Battling Crime with Technology
During March this year, the parliament announced the budget allocation of USD 15.3 Billion for fiscal year, 2017-2018. Ministry of Planning and Finance received the largest amount at 22%, Ministry of Electricity and Energy was allocated 20%, and Ministry of Defence has the third highest at 13%.
By Su Htwe | July 14th, 2017
Securely Stepping Into IIOT
For the past months, the issue of cyberattack has been a hotly discussed topic due to the global “ransomware” attack that disrupted factories, hospitals and even schools. Purchase of cybersecurity products increased significantly which then resulted in the rise of shares of some cybersecurity firms.
By Valencia Elvina Wijaya | July 14th, 2017
Saensuk kicks off smart city for the elderly
The Saensuk municipality has joined hands with Dell Corporation and Intel Microelectronic (Thailand) to kick off Thailand's first smart city for elderly people in Chon Buri.
By Bangkok Post | July 7th, 2017
What are ASEAN CIOs spending on this year?
In an annual survey conducted by Computer Weekly/Techtarget among CIOs in ASEAN, it was found that IT decision-makers across the region are expecting another positive year for their IT budgets. 25% of CIOs in the region are expecting an increase of more than 10%, compared to 2016. A further 26% of CIOs predict a small increase, but a rise nevertheless.
By Abdullah Zaidani | July 5th, 2017
Translating IoT solutions into REAL business value - HOW?
It's halfway through 2017 and IoT remains a buzzword in the tech industry. Almost every day we'd come across a new article on latest technology trends, disruptive models, new partnership announcements...but may I repeat - when was the last time you spoke to a user?
By Sue Yuin Ho | July 3rd, 2017
Is Myanmar ready for IoT?
When Myanmar opened up to the world after 49 years of military rule, many corporations turned their eye to glance at the local market. As time goes by, it has been realized that the country poses enough challenges to profit corporations in a few years’ time, and not for the present.
By Su Htwe | July 3rd, 2017
Understanding the IoT needs of enterprises and organizations in Southeast Asia
It was a hectic past week for us at Asia IoT Business Platform as we hosted press briefing sessions in both Bangkok and Jakarta. At the same time, we also concluded our annual IoT survey which looks at the perspectives of local enterprises and organizations in Southeast Asia pertaining to IoT deployment and implementation.
By Abdullah Zaidani | June 21st, 2017
The beginning of smart mobility in Myanmar?
Smart mobility might have been a concept lost in Myanmar previously, but starting from this year, the country has been making massive changes to its public transport system. Yangon is the commercial and probably the most developed city in the country.
By Su Htwe | June 15th, 2017
Tackling Jakarta’s urbanization nightmare with Big Data
I don’t even know where to start when it comes to Jakarta’s roads. Is it bad? Horrible? A nightmare? They are probably the kind of roads that you can find in the deepest bowels of hell.
By Abdullah Zaidani | June 8th, 2017
Exploring the importance of partnership to IoT success in Southeast Asia
A Forbes article last week asserts that partnerships are key to IoT success. In the article, the author highlighted a study from Cisco that showed an alarmingly high rate of failure for IoT projects -75%. Even the remainder of the projects that were delivered were also seldom regarded as success.
By Fong Yue Yeng | June 7th, 2017
The Power of Satellite Communication in IoT World
A study by Gartner predicted 25 billion interconnected devices will exist by 2020 - it is no surprise that IoT (Internet of Things) is no longer a mere buzzword but our future. IoT enable devices to collect data to derive useful information for better decision making.
By Valencia Elvina Wijaya | May 30th, 2017
Thailand 4.0 - Thailand’s IoT Ventures
Thailand’s move to become the region’s digital infrastructure hub has been strengthened by several Internet of Things (IoT) projects and initiatives. From the deployment of long-range IoT network...
By Abdullah Zaidani | May 25th, 2017
Trash can be collected the smart way: Internet of Bins
In the survey carried out by the Yangon City Development Committee’s Pollution Control and Cleansing Department (YCDC), it was found that by 2015 each person disposed 0.41 kg of garbage on average daily, and the garbage production had been rising continually, from 0.34 kg in 2012. More than 70% of the rubbish was classified as kitchen waste, and the rest as plastic, glass, tin and other materials.
By Su Htwe | May 21st, 2017
When transportation meets the Internet of Things
I was in Phuket for the past few days. Being a complete stranger to the island with a language barrier, what helped me get around Phuket was this application called Grab. Grab uses an IoT revolutionised fleet to operate their on-demand services. This has made it possible for people to simply tap their smart phone and have a cab arrive at their location in the minimum possible time.
By Admin | May 15th, 2017
Indonesia | Vietnam
The missing piece of smart cities
Smart cities continue to be a hot topic at this year’s Asia IoT Business Platform 2016 Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Graced by the presence of Ministry officials and city mayors, presentations and discussions on IoT technologies related to smart cities raise much interest in the conference participants. Interestingly, while technologies were extensively discussed, so was another aspect sometimes overlooked - engaging and educating smart citizens.
By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 2nd, 2017
The "Wait & See" approach and its implications
A recent study by analyst firm IDC showed that Malaysian organisations are lagging behind their ASEAN counterparts in the digital transformation stakes.
By Yue Yeng Fong | May 2nd, 2017