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Singapore

Forget bitcoin. It's blockchain that will change the world (The Straits Times)

One of the many buzzwords at this week's CES technology show is "blockchain" - the technology underpinning the bitcoin craze....

This article originally appeared on The Straits Times on 12th January 2018. You can view the original article here: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/forget-bitcoin-its-blockchain-that-will-change-the-world.


By Hayley Tsukayama | January 19th, 2018

ASEAN

2017 in Review: What's Next in Maximising the Full Potential of IoT?

Anthony Bourne, VP Global Industry Solutions at IFS, said that the three pillars to a successful digital transformation is technology, investment and people. For us, we will like to add one more critical factor: engagement with your customer. It does not matter if you are a B2B, B2C, or B2B2C organization, at the end of the day, all technology should drive greater customer value – and that is the motto of what we seek to do.


By Yue Yeng Fong | January 19th, 2018

Vietnam

Current State of IoT in Vietnam - Asia IoT Business Platform Vietnam

IoT projects such as smart city initiatives have been explored by city governors in Vietnam such as Da Nang, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City. However, from the panel discussion, the panelists, which include Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP), Viettel, and VNPT, all agree that a majority of the local population still don’t understand IoT and many enterprises still have a very limited understanding...


By Asia IoT Business Platform | December 8th, 2017

Myanmar

Bullish Sentiment on Myanmar's ICT Development - Day 1 at Asia IoT Business Platform, Myanmar


Myanmar has progressed rapidly since her liberalization a few years ago. A major factor in this progress would be the information and communication technology (ICT) sector as stated by U So Thein, Director General, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Myanmar, "Investments in telecommunications infrastructure has been a major contributing factor to Myanmar's GDP growth over the last two years," in his welcome address today...


By Felix Fernando | November 24th, 2017

Singapore

The Smart Nation Race: Singapore & China

For Singapore to make digital payments commonplace, the government is taking a step in the right direction – integrating systems. Regulatory oversight is crucial and the move towards a common QR code in Singapore prevents banks, payment networks and e-wallet providers with conflicting business interests to create close-loop systems that can only work with their own apps.


By Yue Yeng Fong | November 10th, 2017

Thailand

Best of Both Worlds (Bangkok Post)

Don't fear the rise of robots, say technology visionaries who believe truly smart manufacturing should involve humans and machines doing what each does best....

This article originally appeared on the Bangkok Post on 31st October 2017. You can view the original article here: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1351031/best-of-both-worlds.


By ERICH PARPART (Bangkok Post) | October 31st, 2017

Myanmar

Mobile Money: Will Myanmar Succeed the Way Kenya/Tanzania did?

... f ew will remember that the first mobile money service was launched in 2001 in the Philippines. And over the past few years, we've seen vast adoption of mobile money services in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and now Myanmar and Vietnam...


By Irza Fauzan Suprapto | October 12th, 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 | May 1st, 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 | May 1st, 2017

Thailand

Turkcell: Theft Prevention of Transformers for Turkish Farmers

In 2009, agriculture accounted for 29.5% of employment in the country and Turkey is considered to be one of the leading countries in the world in the field of food and agriculture, being the world leader in the production of dried figs, hazelnuts, sultanas/raisins and dried apricots.


By Admin | May 1st, 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 | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Telcos take on IoT Southeast Asia; tips for solution providers

These days, we see communication service providers (CSPs) getting increasingly actively involved in the IoT space. Being at the core of IoT value chain, telecommunications and IT service providers can bring together the large ecosystem of partners and speed up the time to market for IoT.


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

How IoT momentum drives push for Cloud, Data and Security solutions

Through conversations with IT executives from enterprises in the region since 2014, we saw great interest in cloud, data and the corresponding data analytics that can unlock most potential in businesses.


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Philippines

IoT spending in the Philippines to hit US$ 766.8 Million in 2020

Lets face it, when thinking of IoT markets that are of interest, most companies go for the automatisms of naming the USA, Europe and maybe China. There are very few of who would mention the Philippines. But could those view be right? When looking at the percentage of spending by country in the ASEAN IoT market in 2014, Singapore was the undisputed leader, with 44.25% of the total spending, whereas the Philippines only totaled 12.65%, according to the 2015 Frost & Sullivan report.


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

What to expect in Asia IoT 2016 series

Happy New Year!


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Malaysia

IoT Malaysia: Smart Digital Nation by 2020

After a promising conference in KL last year, Asia IoT Business Platform made its return to Kuala Lumpur for the 6th edition after having explored the market​s​ in Philippines, Thailand , and Jakarta)in 2015​.​


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017