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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


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


Of AI and Robots – Thailand’s F&B Giants Investing in Automation to drive Thailand 4.0

The next time you chug down the ever-popular Chang beer in Thailand, you will be consuming the fruit of robots’ labour. Thai Beverage Group (ThaiBev) and Charoen Pokphand (C.P.), two of Thailand’s—and Southeast Asia’s—biggest F&B conglomerates, are planning to develop robots to respond to the Thailand 4.0 scheme.

By Abdullah Zaidani | May 31st, 2017

Indonesia | Malaysia

Moving forward: IoT focus in Indonesia and Malaysia (Snapshot of IoT Business Platform 2016 August series)

August had been a very busy month for us, but we're happy to witness the growth of Indonesian and Malaysian enterprise IoT markets since we launched Asia IoT Business Platform 3 years back.

By Sue Yuin Ho | May 2nd, 2017


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 | May 1st, 2017


What does automation mean for manufacturing in Vietnam?

Vietnam is becoming a manufacturing powerhouse. It is emerging as a low-cost hub for manufacturers who face increasing labour costs from neighbouring China and Thailand, with the likes of Intel and Siemens investing billions of dollars into factories around the country. Samsung recently announced its plan to increase direct investment in Vietnam to USD 20 billions in 2017.

By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017


IoT in Malaysia: The National Agenda

iot malaysia national agenda

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 | 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

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

Asia Pacific

The Smart Manufacturing Opportunity in Southeast Asia

When one think about manufacturing, China is likely the first country to come to mind. However with rising costs, even Chinese companies are increasingly turning their gaze southward to Southeast Asia.

By Yue Yeng Fong | 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

Manufacturing - the main driver of IoT APAC

According to IDC, manufacturing is the sector that will lead the way in worldwide IoT spending with $165.6 billion total in 2015. Vernon Turner, SVP and IoT Research Fellow states that “manufacturing has been connecting his supply chains, products, customers, and even workers for some time now, which makes a good fit for IoT deployments, as they really embrace the value of business outcomes”.

By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017


IoT Thailand: market to reach US$973.7Mil in 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT), a concept that describes a state where every day physical objects will be connected to the internet and be able to identify themselves to other devices has become increasingly prominent in every industry. According to Gartner 6.4 billion connected "Things" will be in use in 2016, which is an increase of 30% to 2015.

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 | Philippines

Great potential in the APAC IoT Manufacturing market

With Industry 4.0. becoming a widely known term, conversions about IoT in manufacturing are taking place in more and more companies.

By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Philippines | Thailand

Industrial IoT

IoT is nothing fundamentally new as an invention. It has been there for ages in limited avatar. The closest or easiest examples to pick up will be various equipment's in thermal power plants monitored and controlled through control systems; Centralized traffic control systems changing signal times based on volume of traffic or capturing shots of traffic law violation. Certainly these use cases were circumventing on industrial or large scale set ups with connections limited to LAN or WAN in the past.

By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Observations: Adoption of IoT in Southeast Asia, 2015

We spent a large part of the year in the cities of Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta & Kuala Lumpur speaking to local enterprises about this (too) broad & (too) overused term: the Internet of Things (IoT). We discovered very quickly that while IoT seems to be very much over/wrongly-used in the English speaking world, there really isn't a direct local translation in these 4 countries.

By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017


IoT to improve Healthcare and Manufacturing in Philippines

We are seeing a growing number of dedicated teams led by senior management in exploring IoT for their businesses in Asia. Maynilad Water Services, Singapore Power Telecommunications, Continua Health Alliance SEA WG have shared their local success stories at Asia IoT Business Platform events this year.

By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017