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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 | May 15th, 2017

Asia Pacific

Uber : Internet of Things, Big Data and Analytics

Uber, a smartphone-app based ride sharing service, which connects users who need to get somewhere with drivers willing to give them a ride.


By Ernest Ho | May 15th, 2017

Asia Pacific

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

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 | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Weather IoT: How does the Weather Impact your Business?

Weather affects our personal lives, influencing the choices that we make about what clothes to wear, how to travel, and the activities in which we participate in. How has IoT got to do with weather?


By Ernest Ho | May 1st, 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 | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

ASEAN IoT: On Telcos, Public Services and Enterprises

Exactly two weeks back we had the pleasure of hosting partners from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Brunei in a closed door gathering - mainly to share and exchange insights on the current and upcoming IoT developments across Southeast Asia.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

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 | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

The 3 Cs of IoT Deployment in Southeast Asia

We are honoured and privileged to have hosted the region’s key IoT stakeholders in Singapore on 14 Feb - yes, V-day - who convened to discuss their love for IoT and IoT developments in the region. Among the conversations between the region’s telcos, thought-provoking presentations, and conversations during our networking sessions, three common themes arise:


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Just Drones: marrying technologies, entertainment, and the future of UAVs

Lady Gaga recently performed a 15-minute death-defying SuperBowl halftime show that skyrocketed her music sales by 1000%. To most people, that's impressive. But to some (like me), what's equally impressive is the flock of "stars" which are drones with LED lights attached forming an impressive backdrop of moving stars and an American flag, as Gaga sings the patriotic opening tune "God Bless America".


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

IoT in Southeast Asia: Crossing The Chasm

A recent survey by Computer Weekly with over 1000 APAC IT professionals found that 2017 will be another good year for CIOs in the ASEAN region. 26% anticipate an increase of more than 10% for their IT budgets and a further 27% predicted a small increase.


By Yue Yeng Fong | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Network Error: Challenges to IoT Adoption in ASEAN

It's 2017 and Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be a buzz; appearing frequently in almost every news article regarding technology trends, digital transformation and the next "industrial revolution". However, behind the seemingly robust industry boom, rates of IoT adoption across ASEAN seems to be at a more conservative level.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017

Singapore

ASEAN Smart Cities Part II

asean smart cities

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 | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Internet of Things – delivering better service and experience beyond digital transformation

With ASEAN touted to be at the frontline of the Internet of Things (IoT) soon, we at Asia IoT Business Platform continue to seek more learning points about IoT and how the region can leverage it to boost their economic competitiveness. It remains at the top of our minds that ASEAN is a market that is still developing; it is therefore important to look beyond the region for pointers that can be translated into actions. It is, after all, our mission to drive the adoption of IoT technologies in ASEAN.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific | Singapore

ASEAN Smart Cities Part 1

singapore iotOver the Christmas and New Year break, I finally got some time to head out and I made my way down to the civic district of Singapore (my life could have been more exciting, I admit). Apart from the captivating architecture of colonial buildings juxtaposed against the towering skyscrapers, it was hard to not notice how connected the city is. Singaporeans, both young and old, were all extremely engaged with their mobile devices.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific | Singapore

ASEAN Internet of Things (IoT): 2016 Year in Review

As 2016 comes to a close, we are humbled to witness the remarkable progress of ASEAN nations in the past year through our work across the region in driving enterprise adoption of IoT technologies. With a population of over 600 million, a nominal GDP of $2.31 trillion, and a clear evolution from a low-cost manufacturing base to a sturdy pillar of Asia’s GDP growth, there is little doubt that ASEAN is in the frontline of global growth.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

Vietnam Airports Hacked: Lack of Cybersecurity a No-Fly

Last Friday, a group of hackers in China allegedly took down the announcement systems in major airports in Vietnam, including Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport and Ho Chi Minh’s Tan Son Nhat Airport - the two biggest in the country. The screens and speakers at the airports then started broadcasting messages insulting Vietnam and the Philippines, claiming China’s sovereignty over the so-called “nine-dash line”.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

'Pho' a connected future: Internet of Things heats up in Vietnam

One of the fastest-growing economies in the world, Vietnam has been rapidly growing its IT sector to pursue the aim of becoming an industrial country by 2020. The recent Vietnam ICT Comm 2016 in Hanoi witnessed strong interest particularly in the IoT sector, with thousands of people trying out IoT products and attending a presentation about IoT by Mr. Hoang Viet Tien.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 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. 


By Ernest Ho | May 1st, 2017

Indonesia | Malaysia

Only 4% of Enterprises Report Reaping Benefits from Implementation of IoT Solutions

Asia IoT Business PlatformEnterprise IoT Business Potential – A lot of big numbers being thrown around, but where are the real opportunities?


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Indonesia | Malaysia

Augmented Reality: From Pokémon Go to Industrial Applications

Pokémon Go is a free-to-play location-based Augmented Reality mobile game and it has taken the world by storm. So far, it is officially available only in the US, Australia and New Zealand. It immediately became the top free app in the US and was so popular that servers crashed briefly on launch day. The share price of Nintendo, the company who owns the Pokémon franchise and 33% of the company that developed the game, shot up 50% in three trading days since the game was launched.


By Ernest Ho | May 1st, 2017

Malaysia

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

LPWA IoT Connectivity Malaysia

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 | May 1st, 2017

Indonesia | Malaysia

Smarter Traffic, Smarter City

It takes more than an hour to get across the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta - which stretches over 661.5 square km. According to a Castrol’s Magnatec Stop-Start Index, Jakarta reported the most number of traffic jams on Earth, with approximately 33240 stop-starts annually. This won Jakarta the title of World’s Worst Traffic Jam which is followed by Turkey, Mexico and Surabaya. What should be done to alleviate this problem?


By Delfina | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

First Internet-of-Things (IoT) lab launched in Vietnam

On 7 July 2016, Hoa Lac IoT Lab - the first IoT lab in Vietnam - was officially launched at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park, a science city located in the outskirts of Hanoi. Attended by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Pham Dai Duong, the lab aims to support technology startups focusing on IoT to build applications and solutions in Vietnam.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017

Malaysia

Citizen Engagement at the core of Korea's Smart City Strategy

When cities consider new ways of delivering services, support from citizens is essential for success. The best policies would have difficulty being implemented as uninformed and disengaged citizens are not able to support, and may even actively oppose them. For citizens to get involved early in the design of smart city projects, public education and access to a wide variety of open data and planning information might be key.


By Ernest Ho | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Leveraging Big Data & Internet of Things for Manufacturing in Southeast Asia

Being the "Factory of the world", China is synonymous with manufacturing. However to tame rising costs, even Chinese companies are increasingly turning their gaze southward to Southeast Asia.


By Ernest Ho | May 1st, 2017

Indonesia | Malaysia

How is 3D body scanning tech leveraging e-commerce and beyond?

HOW CAN BODY SCANNING TECH HELP RETAILERS?

Usually, up to half of the items would be returned to the sellers because of the size being an annoyance to both customers and retailers. Returning items can cost the retailers millions of dollars in extra shipping and warehouse fees.


By Allisson | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

World’s first national LoRa network - The Netherlands

As from today the KPN LoRa network is available throughout the Netherlands. This makes the Netherlands the first country in the world to have a nationwide LoRa network for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Over the past eight months a lot of hard work has gone into the rollout of the network, so it is now available outdoors throughout the Netherlands. KPN’s LoRa went live at the beginning of November 2015 in Rotterdam and The Hague. Because of substantial customer interest the rollout of the network was speeded up at the beginning of the year.


By Zaf Coelho | May 1st, 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 | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

65% of enterprises using IoT for business purposes: a discussion on the definition of Enterprise IoT

451 Research published last week that 65% of enterprises were already using IoT for business purposes. The headline grabbed my attention - Could it be that we've found the holy grail for accelerating IoT adoption? Where were the respondents from? (North America and Western Europe) Can their success be replicated in Asia?


By Yue Yeng Fong | May 1st, 2017

Indonesia

Smart Jakarta, for a smarter us

Jakarta smart city

Tak bisa kita pungkiri, kota Jakarta telah benar-benar membenahi dirinya dalam beberapa tahun belakangan ini. Gedung gedung perkantoran, shopping malls bertaraf international, dan berbagai merek-merek ternama dunia telah melebarkan sayapnya ke ibukota. Namun, apakah yang terbesit di benak Anda ketika ditanya pendapat Anda mengenai kota Jakarta? Setidaknya beberapa dari kalian akan menyebutkan kemacetan yang luar biasa di kota Jakarta sebagai ciri khas dari kota Jakarta ini. MACET.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017