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ASEAN

Data Challenges and Opportunities in Southeast Asia's Expanding Economy

Digital initiatives and a country’s development has always been closely tied and the World Bank’s Digital Adoption Index introduced in 2016 aims to measure the extent of the spread of digital technologies within and across countries for all the key agents in an economy: people, business, and governments. Benefits of digital technologies include inclusive and sustainable growth, improved governance and increased economic opportunities. Information poverty on the other hand is likely to cause poor planning, inefficient markets, disempowerment, corruption and more...


By Yue Yeng Fong | October 6th, 2017

Indonesia

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

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

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

Indonesia | Malaysia

How Fitness Trackers and the Internet of Things are changing Health Insurance.

Personal Fitness and the Internet of Things

With advances in technologies, the costs of sensors have plummeted, making it possible for manufacturers to embed them into smart watches and fitness trackers. These wearable devices measure data such as the number of steps walked, heart rate, quality of sleep, steps climbed, and a number of other personal health metrics.


By Ernest Ho | 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

Asia Pacific

How Cloud Data and Security is Embedded in the Internet of Things

The adoption of the Internet of Things has seen increasingly rapid growth in recent years, with the number of connected devices expected to exceed 20.8 billion by 2020, a rise from the expected 6.4 billion in 2016. As a result of this, the army of devices that make up the Internet of Things will generate an exponential increase in data volumes. The IDC Digital Universe Study anticipates that the accumulated digital universe of data will increase from an estimated 4.4 trillion gigabytes today to 44 trillion gigabytes by the year 2020.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Malaysia

Malaysia's Intelligent Plantations

In our work across Southeast Asia, we often engage in conversations with industry stakeholders to find out how they are implementing IoT solutions in their country. As our conferences focuses on how end users may benefit and apply IoT technologies to their business, it is often refreshing to find new local case studies: for Malaysia, their innovation in using IoT for the Agro-food Sector is one such development we look forward to.


By Yue Yeng Fong | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Durian and the Internet of Things

Durians are native to South East Asia and widely known as the "King of Fruits". Alfred Russel Wallace, a 19th century British naturalist described durian flesh as ‘a rich custard highly flavored with almonds’.


By Ernest Ho | May 1st, 2017

Philippines

DHL's Insights into Big Data in Logistics

DHL

DHL was founded in 1969 to deliver documents between Honolulu and San Francisco and by the late 1970s, the company had expanded its services world wide. Today DHL, is one of the leading logistic companies in the world and a thought leader who continues to structurally invest in trend research and solution development through the DHL innovation center.


By Ernest Ho | May 1st, 2017

Philippines

IoT will impact your productivity for the better

Even if the Internet of Things is still a rather remote possibility, in the next couple of years it's predicted to invade our daily lives like no other technology before. The IoT is expected to change every single aspect of business, ranging from consumer relations to employee productivity. It will impact the economy at large by granting us access to new solutions, such as precise geo-location or remote mobile device management.


By Talha Fazal | 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

Building Safe Cities

Last Tuesday, two coordinated explosions in Brussels left at least 34 people dead and over 200 injured. The fact that the attackers were able to hit high-profile targets in the country's capital - which happens to also host the European Union's top institutions - serves as a reminder that keeping cities safe is critical.


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

Asia Pacific

What to expect in Asia IoT 2016 series

Happy New Year!


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

The Big Data Conundrum: Garbage In Garbage out and other challenges

If you haven't heard by now, IoT is a growing web of connected sensors and "things" that will may dramatically improve our lives with the magnitude of data captured. From our discussions with industry end users these 2 years, the value of IoT is in this data and the corresponding data analytics that can unlock the most business potential.


By Yue Yeng Fong | May 1st, 2017

Malaysia

IoT & Big Data to transform Healthcare; Malaysian market to register $2.2 billion by 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been hailed as the innovation that will change the way companies work, altering our behaviour and offering potential for new business models.


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017