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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

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

Philippines

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

Cebu

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 | May 1st, 2017

Philippines

Philippines' Future Smart and Green Metropolis - Clark Green City

BCDA

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 | 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

Asia Pacific

The role of solution providers in accelerating IoT adoption

By now you would have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT)—billions of devices connected and communicating with each other and with businesses—and how it promises dramatic enhancements in efficiency, opportunities for new products and business models, and the potential for greater customer intimacy.


By Yue Yeng Fong | May 1st, 2017

Philippines

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

M-pesa

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

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

Internet of Things: Potential for system integrator

In our day and age technical advances are occurring in increasing frequency, making it harder for customers to understand which product or service or which combination of products and services can offer value to their business.


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Smart City initiatives in Southeast Asia - Part 1

To address urban challenges such as pollution, energy efficiency, security, healthcare, traffic, transportation, etc., smart city initiatives worldwide are increasingly (well - they have to be) focused on the 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

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

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

Philippines

Is the Philippines ready for IoT? - Globe helps unlock gains of IoT

Is the Philippines ready for IoT? And how does the country fare compared to other member economies that also see the Internet as a strong factor in growing their respective states?


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Philippines

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