Philippine health startup mClinica wins this year’s HackOsaka Award

PhilippinesHackOsaka 2015, held earlier this month in Osaka, featured a pitch contest where 10 startups pitched their services and products. The event was hosted by Osaka Innovation Hub (OIH) and Osaka Economic Strategy Bureau. I would like to introduce prize winners and other presenting startups. mClinica CEO Frouk Meralli is originally from Canada but now based out Manila, the Philippines.

http://thebridge.jp/en/2015/02/hackosaka-2015-startup-competition

Thomson Reuters presents ITRI with a Global Innovators Award

TaiwanTAIPEI, Taiwan — The non-profit Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) was presented with the Top 100 Global Innovators Award by Thomson Reuters yesterday. Tony Kinnear, managing director of ASEAN and North Asia Thomson Reuters, was in Taiwan to present the honor. ”Since 1973, ITRI has been investing in applied research, software and services to help industries innovate and stay competitive, transforming Taiwan from a labor-intensive industry into a value-added, technology-driven economy,” said Kinnear. “This global award is a recognition of the ITRI organization’s drive for excellence in innovation.”

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2015/01/27/427523/Thomson-Reuters.htm

HTC One M8 named smartphone of 2014 in ePrice poll

TAIPEI–The HTC One M8 has been named the smartphone of 2014 by ePrice after almost 80,000 consumers in Taiwan cast their ballots electronically, the high-tech website said Saturday. The website said the HTC One M8, the flagship model of Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC Corp., garnered 17.7 percent of the votes cast in the online poll between Dec. 29, 2014 and Jan. 11, 2015, beating the Sony Xperia Z3, the flagship model of Japan’s Sony Corp., by 3.2 percentage points.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2015/01/18/426792/HTC-One.htm

ZTE Receives Four IDG Awards at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

ZTE Mobile Devices, a division of the top global handset manufacturer ZTE Corporation, today announced it was the recipient of four awards from the International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology, media, events and research company. The “Global Smart Connected Devices Top 10”, “Global Smart Phones Top 10”, “Global Top 50 CE Brands” and “Top 10 Brands From China” awards were presented to ZTE at the Global Top Brands Awards Ceremony during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3271083

Singapore students win smart city challenge by infocomm agency and Red Hat

Students from Singapore Polytechnic have won a regional challenge by the Singapore Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and Red Hat this week with a smart energy consumption application. The Red Hat Challenge@Labs encouraged students to create smart home solutions using open source technology to address real challenges faced by people.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/5945-singapore-students-win-smart-city-challenge-by-infocomm-agency-and-red-hat

AppDirect Wins Cloud Asia Award for Best Cloud Platform

SAN FRANCISCO–(Business Wire)–AppDirect, the cloud service commerce company, today announced it has won the Cloud Asia Award for Best Cloud Platform. The awards program is part of the Cloud World Series, a series of cloud industry-focused events held in locations around the globe. Judged by an independent board of experts in cloud computing, the awards celebrate the drive, innovation and hard work taking place across the global cloud computing industry.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2398256

PM Narendra Modi, Mukesh Ambani most searched personalities in 2014: Yahoo

BENGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and industrialist Mukesh Ambani feature amongst the most searched personalities online this year, according to search engine Yahoo. According to the seventh edition of Yahoo India’s ‘Year in Review’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the list of ‘High and Mighty? the Political Top 10′ in 2014, followed by his aides Arun Jaitley (Finance and I&B Minister) and BJP President Amit Shah.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/pm-narendra-modi-mukesh-ambani-most-searched-personalities-in-2014-yahoo/articleshow/45411690.cms

Kiwi app company Touchtech named fastest growing by Deloitte

Touchtech, the Wellington mobile app company, has been named the 131st fastest growing technology company in the Asia Pacific region by the Deloitte Fast 500 index. This year, 51 New Zealand businesses were ranked in the index. This was more than South Korea, who had 47 companies named, and Japan, with 45 companies. China had 100 rankings and Australia had 74.

http://techday.com/macguide/news/kiwi-app-company-touchtech-named-fastest-growing-by-deloitte/198592/

ASUS Zenfone 5 awarded as the Budget Smart Phone Of The Year – 2014 at Exhibit Tech Awards 2014

Bangalore, India, November 19, 2014: ASUS, a leading brand, driven by the strength of mastering technological innovation and design perfection for the ultimate life-enhancing and computing experience earned the acclaimed “Budget Smart Phone Of The Year – 2014” at Exhibit Tech Awards 2014 for ASUS Zenfone 5. The Zenfone Series, launched this year in July received prodigious response wherein the Zenfone 5 variant was the most celebrated variant. The ASUS Zenbook UX302 also won the Best Laptop of the Year Award. The Award was received from Bollywood Diva Chitrangada Singh.

http://www.technuter.com/gizmo/asus-zenfone-5-awarded-as-the-budget-smart-phone-of-the-year-2014-at-exhibit-tech-awards-2014.html

Huawei Honored at 2014 NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice Product Excellence Awards

SINGAPORE, Nov. 3, 2014 (ANTARA/PRNewswire) — Huawei today announced that it has been honored with the Software-defined Networking (SDN) solution award and the Rising Star in Data Storage and Management award at the 2014 NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice Product Excellence Awards, held at Singapore’s Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. The annual awards event recognizes leading vendors for the innovative technologies and solutions they provide to Asia businesses, and the occasion marks the first time Huawei has been recognized.

http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/96363/huawei-honored-at-2014-networkworld-asia-readers-choice-product-excellence-awards

Splunk Wins NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice Award for Best Big Data Solution

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Splunk® Enterprise won the 2014 NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice Award for Best Big Data Solution. The annual NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice Awards recognizes leading vendors for innovative technologies, product excellence and solutions provided to Asia businesses. This is the fourth consecutive year NetworkWorld Asia has recognized Splunk Enterprise with a big data or analytics award.

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/10/30/splunk-wins-networkworld-asia-readers%E2%80%99-choice-award-best-big-data-solution

Who was Asia’s leading ‘Green Government’ agency at FutureGov Awards?

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has been recognised for its efforts to improve the sustainability of G2C communications, winning big in the Asia Pacific’s largest government modernisation awards process for its ‘OneInbox’ project. OneInbox is a secure digital mailbox service that allows individuals to receive, view, file and track electronic letters such as notices or statements from government agencies in one portal rather than having to log into multiple web sites. It is a government initiative under the eGov2015 masterplan to improve public service delivery to citizens.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/5250-tv-sd-crowns-asias-leading-green-government-agency-at-futuregov-awards

Singapore Environment Agency wins FutureGov Award for its rapid haze response

The National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore has won the E-Government Award at this year’s FutureGov Awards for its rapid implementation of a haze monitoring and public information portal during the haze crisis.  When Singapore was badly hit by the haze last June, the NEA website attracted as many as 5 million visitors in a day.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/5057-singapore-environment-agency-wins-futuregov-award-for-its-rapid-haze-response

Pacnet Selects BTI Systems as Vendor of Choice for 100GE Metro Data Center Connectivity

OTTAWA and BOSTON, October 15, 2014 – BTI Systems, an award-winning provider of cloud and metro networking software and systems to content, colocation and service providers around the world, today announced that Pacnet, a leading provider of integrated technology solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, is deploying the BTI 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platforms to interconnect Pacnet’s business-driven data centers in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

http://www.fiercetelecom.com/press-releases/pacnet-selects-bti-systems-vendor-choice-100ge-metro-data-center-connectivi

Asia’s best government ICT projects in 2014

Nineteen government organisations were recognised last week at the eighth annual FutureGov Awards. The National Environment Agency bagged the most number of awards last week, including the Government Organisation of the Year. It also won the E-Government award for its rapid implementation of a haze monitoring and public information portal. It’s i-Care project won the Technology Leadership award for its achievements in citizen satisfaction – a compliments to complaints ratio of 16:1.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/4814-asias-best-government-ict-projects-in-2014

Pacnet Receives Frost & Sullivan 2014 Asia Pacific Data Communications Product Line Differentiation Award

HONG KONG, CHINA–(Marketwired – Oct 12, 2014) – Pacnet, a leading provider of integrated technology solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, received the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2014 Asia Pacific Data Communications Product Line Differentiation Award. The accolade is a testament to Pacnet’s success in creating a differentiated value proposition for its data communications services in the region.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2251303

KVH Co., Ltd. Winner in 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Tech Companies in Asia

KVH Co. Ltd., Asia’s leading information delivery platform headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, today announced that it has been selected as a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Asia award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region. “Entrepreneurship in Asia has reached an inflexion point, and as a result, Red Herring Asia 2014 has shifted into a new phase,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring.

https://www.sys-con.com/node/3166933

DOCOMO Ranked Highest in Business Customer Satisfaction for Sixth Consecutive Year

Tokyo, Aug 29, 2014 – (JCN Newswire) – NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today that business customers in Japan are most satisfied with mobile phone or PHS services from DOCOMO – the sixth consecutive year the company has achieved this top ranking – according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2014 Japan Business Mobile Phone Service StudySM. The study, which was released yesterday, determines rankings based on customer satisfaction benchmarks in four categories: handset and service, troubleshooting, sales representatives, and cost. DOCOMO scored highest in overall satisfaction.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3165879

NTT Communications Placed Among Champions in APAC Unified Communications-as-a-Service Providers Frost IQ Matrix

According to Frost and Sullivan, “NTT Communications is positioned in the Champions quadrant, recognition of the company’s vision and performance in the Unified Communications-as-a-Service market. Its ability to offer solutions from different UC vendors in one unified platform that is both highly scalable and flexible puts NTT Com in a unique position.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3120756

Arkadin Awarded Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Collaboration Service Provider of the Year

SINGAPORE — (Marketwired) — 06/29/14 — Arkadin, an NTT Communications company, and one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Collaboration and Unified Communications services in the world, announced today that it is the recipient of the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Collaboration Service Provider of the Year award. Recognizing outstanding performance by companies in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) industry, Arkadin was chosen for making major breakthroughs in new business for driving further expansion, customer service excellence and revenue growth from its services spanning audio, web and video conferencing and Unified Communications technologies.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3114382