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Asia Pacific

An ASEAN Enterprise view on the IoT

As part of the Asia IoT Business Platform 2017 activities in Singapore, I was fortunate to be able to attend a closed door discussion among senior technology and innovation executives from Enterprises around the ASEAN region.


By Admin | April 28th, 2017

Asia Pacific

Taiwanese IoT players eyeing ASEAN markets

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We were honoured to witness the efforts of the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)’s efforts in promoting several IoT related industry and talent development programs in Taiwan, including the official launch of Microsoft IoT Innovation Center in October last year.


By Sue Yuin Ho | April 22nd, 2017

Vietnam

Vietnam – Highway to Industry 4.0

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In one of our previous insights (What does Automation Mean for Manufacturing in Vietnam?), we discussed Vietnam’s position as a manufacturing powerhouse and how the country is emerging as a low-cost hub for manufacturers around the world. In this article, we look further into the booming domestic sector and the opportunities to be tapped by solution providers of disruptive technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data.


By Abdullah Zaidani | April 22nd, 2017

Vietnam

The Society in IoT – The Impact of IoT on ASEAN

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Looking beyond the business and technology, it is important to realise that communities in the region are to benefit most from the increased adoption and implementation of IoT.


By Abdullah Zaidani | April 22nd, 2017

Vietnam

The Central city of Da Nang should be a world-class smart city: PM

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Da Nang — The central city of Da Nang should develop as a unique smart city and a competitive global center of tourism and services, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of Da Nang’s autonomous status directly under the central government.


By Admin | April 22nd, 2017

Malaysia

Can IoT help manufacturers move up the value chain?

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This time, a week ago, we had the chance to be part of Microsoft’s IoT Day for Manufacturers in KL.


By Yue Yeng Fong | April 22nd, 2017

Malaysia

IoT in Malaysia: The National Agenda

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As we celebrate 59 years of nationhood, I am reminded of the latest achievement we had 2 weeks ago in KL, where commitment to target IoT as a new national economic source was reiterated by the Minister of Technology, Science and Innovation himself.


By Admin | April 22nd, 2017

Malaysia

LPWA Networks and IoT Connectivity: The gloves are off in the fight for dominance

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Machina Research published a report late last year predicting that 2016 will be a critical year for defining the future of LPWA networks and IoT connectivity. They couldn’t be more right.

Although LPWA networks are not new, Asia has picked up the pace in deciding which standards to adopt this year.


By Yue Yeng Fong | April 22nd, 2017

Malaysia

Future-proofing the nation: Malaysian government crucial in building the IoT roadmap

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The Malaysian government is pushing for a large-scale implementation of Internet of Things (IoT), expecting IoT to contribute RM9.5b (US$2.5b) to the country’s Gross National Income (GNI) by 2020, and create 14,270 high-skilled job opportunities. (Read: Malaysia Releases IoT Roadmap: S$11B Income Boost Expected)


By Sue Yuin Ho | April 22nd, 2017

Myanmar

Cyclone Maarutha Struck Myanmar: Technology Made People Prepared

As forecasted by Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Cyclone Maarutha swept the coast of West Myanmar, Thandwe township at 8.30 pm on 16th April. Maarutha, however, was short-lived and weakened steadily because of the rugged terrain of the region according to NASA. A few houses would need to redo their roofs and one lamp post has to be replaced, but there has been no report of a large-scale destruction in the area where the cyclone made the entry.


By Su Htwe | April 22nd, 2017

Myanmar

Smart Grid: the way to tackle the need to electrify Myanmar?

The growth in industrialization as well as economic development as a whole has led to an increasing need for more electricity. Although Myanmar is rich with natural resources such as hydropower, gas and coal that can be used to generate electricity, it has the lowest electrification rate in Southeast Asia. The country also foresees a 15% increase in electricity demand every year.


By Su Htwe | April 22nd, 2017

Myanmar

Mobile Money: the way to bring back glitter to the Golden Land Myanmar?

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There are two sectors that are most progressing in Myanmar; they are telecommunications and financial services. The two combined, creates an exciting venture: mobile financial services.


By Su Htwe | April 22nd, 2017

Myanmar

Yangon: reflecting on ICT/IoT developments and potentials in Myanmar

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Being my first time in the country, I didn't know what to expect when I touched down at Yangon International Airport (except I knew that I had to change Burmese kyats at the airport since it was not available at Changi International Airport - tip for those who are making their way to Myanmar.) I wanted to find out more about the interesting, relatively new but robust ICT market in Myanmar, by attending CommuniCast and speaking to some key stakeholders in the telecommunications market about the potential of the enterprise IoT market.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | April 22nd, 2017

ASEAN

Earth Day Special: Alleviating Environmental Woes in ASEAN with IoT

Earth Day will be commemorated this Saturday, 22 April. It marks the anniversary of the contemporary environmental movement that started in the 1970s. On this day, environmental issues are thrown into the spotlight, to be pondered and reflected upon, and hopefully be solved. On this day, we celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about the many woes that our planet is facing, largely due to our own actions – and inactions.


By Abdullah Zaidani | April 21st, 2017

Singapore

Smart Mobility 2030: Focus on Autonomous Vehicles

In the face of growing vehicle population and limited land for road expansion, Singapore is taking a multi prong approach to Urban Mobility with the launch of Smart Mobility Plan 2030, where Intelligent Transport Systems would play an important role in enhancing transportation services to maintain delightful travel experiences. The Internet of Things (IoT) will feature heavily with the implementation of Smart sensors & Devices in Land Transport allowing real time insights to be gleaned through big data.


By Ernest Ho | April 20th, 2017

Thailand

The IoT Opportunity in Thailand’s Manufacturing Sector

What good is a market if there is no prospect? Lucky for Industrial IoT solution providers that are looking to access the Thai enterprise IoT market, the manufacturing and industrial sector in Thailand appears to be in a pretty good shape. It is no surprise that Thailand has always been a manufacturing giant, not only in Southeast Asia, but in the world. The Thai economy, which has traditionally been based on agricultural exports, has transformed within the past few decades. Presently, the industrial sector constitutes a substantial share of Thailand’s economy.


By Abdullah Zaidani | April 20th, 2017

ASEAN

How the Internet of Things is improving Tax Services in ASEAN

Tax revenues are vital to support infrastructure that citizens rely on. These revenues help fund nation building and is used to support projects including ICT, improving education, food security and housing services. Without the support of tax payers, many of these programs cannot exist. Tax agencies around the world are increasingly leveraging technology to increase productivity and plugging the leakages of tax collection. Countries in South East Asia are no different


By Ernest Ho | April 20th, 2017

Philippines

M-Pesa; Building a Reliable Mobile Platform for Developing Markets

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Fintech is all the rage now, major technology companies from the west (Google, Apple and Facebook) and the east (Line and QQ) are rolling out new services to transform our smart phones into a digital wallet.


By Admin | April 19th, 2017

Philippines

Making W.A.V.E.S with Mega Cebu

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The 7000 over islands of the Philippines are geographically split into 3 regions, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is located on the Luzon island, and surrounding the capital is Metro Manila, a metropolitan area that is the most populous metropolitan area in South East Asia.


By Admin | April 19th, 2017

Philippines

Philippines' Future Smart and Green Metropolis - Clark Green City

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The Philippines is situated in the western Pacific Ocean, consisting over 7000 islands. There are 3 main geographical regions that are categorized broadly under from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part ofMetro Manila on Luzon island.


By Admin | April 19th, 2017

Singapore

ASEAN Smart Cities Part II

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You thought that Singapore is the only country that is capable of harnessing technology to create a sophisticated and smart city? In my previous article, we have seen some great initiatives in Malaysia (Cyberjaya) and Indonesia (Jakarta Smart City Lounge). ASEAN remains to be ambitious in realizing its smart cities. Here, we look at the smart city initiatives in Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.


By Abdullah Zaidani | April 19th, 2017

Asia Pacific | Singapore

Changi Airport; Staying ahead of the game with IoT

Singapore's Changi Airport has been named the "World's Best Airport" for a fifth consecutive year, by research firm SkyTrax.


By Ernest Ho | April 19th, 2017

Singapore

Digital Reinvention with IBM Studios Singapore

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Presently located in IBM’s Watson Centre at the Marina Bay Financial Centre, IBM Studios Singapore was opened in Singapore less than a year ago, as a regional design centre that aims to help customers to create individualized business solutions and models using IBM’s research technology, cognitive capabilities and experience design, and to better align their businesses with the digital disruption in Asia.


By Admin | April 19th, 2017

Singapore

Powering the World's First Smart Nation

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Mr. Lee lamented: "Smart Nation is not just a slogan. It is a rallying idea for us all to work together, to transform our future together."


By Admin | April 19th, 2017

Thailand

Smart City Phuket : Leveraging the IoT for Tourism

Cities around the world are beginning to understand the huge potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). Thailand is no different, with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society looking to leverage on the Internet of Things to turn Phuket into a smart city by 2020.


By Ernest Ho | April 19th, 2017

Thailand

When transportation meets the Internet of Things

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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 | April 19th, 2017

Thailand

Thailand: SME 4.0

In 2016, SMEs industry in Thailand has grown up to 5.3% to account for 41.1% of Thailand’s GDP. SME accounted for more than 80% of employment as well. This highlights the importance of SME in Thailand’s economy.


By Ramon Jutaviriya | April 19th, 2017

Thailand

Thailand’s Transformation towards Digital Economy

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With the vision of creating the Thailand 4.0, Thai government has introduced the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DE) in place of previous Ministry of Information Communications Technology (ICT). DE Ministry takes over all responsibilities of the ICT Ministry, National Statistics Office, Software Industry Promotion Agency, Electronic Transactions Development Agency, Thai National Meteorological Department and Thailand Post, as well as oversight of state-owned telcos TOT and CAT Telecom. The National Disaster Warning Centre, previously under the supervision of the ICT Ministry, is the only agency that was transferred to the Interior Ministry.


By Ramon Jutaviriya | April 19th, 2017

Indonesia

Two upcoming sectors in Indonesia in need of IoT

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Without any surprise, Indonesia is considered to be one of the most prospective markets in Southeast Asia for enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) adoption. Gartner predicted that by 2018, Indonesia, together with other Southeast Asia countries, will have spent a total of $62 billion for technology.


By Admin | April 19th, 2017

Indonesia

Health Analytics : Delivering Better Patient Care with Health Data

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Data and predictive analytics have transformed finance, manufacturing and many consumer industries.  Healthcare is slow to the game, but no exception


By Ernest Ho | April 19th, 2017

Indonesia

Jakarta Smart City, Utilising the Internet of Things (IoT) for a "smarter" population

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Do you know that the runner-up for Twitter’s 2014 Golden Tweet came from Indonesia?


By Ernest Ho | April 19th, 2017

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