Cloud adoption in Australia

The uptake of cloud computing amongst Australian enterprises in particular is skyrocketing, according to analyst firm Telsyte. In the ‘Telsyte Australian Infrastructure & Cloud Computing Market Study 2014′ report by the firm, it was revealed that the total market value for public cloud infrastructure services is set to reach $650 million by 2018, up from $305 million in 2014. In addition, more than half of all organisations greater than 20 employees are now using public cloud IaaS for at least some part of their IT infrastructure, according to the research firm.

http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2014/10/24/4113810.htm

Supply chain estimated to deliver 50 million units of iPhone 6 in 2014, from TW

Strong demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 has boosted Pegatron Technology’s orders for 2014 and the maker is expected to ship close to 25 million units before the end of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will also deliver about 25 million units during the period, bringing iPhone 6 overall shipments to 50 million units in 2014. These estimates do not include shipments of the iPhone 6 Plus.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141023PD202.html

Digitimes Research: Apple turns to focus on price management to save tablet business, from TW

Digitimes Research believes Apple is planning to sacrifice its gross margins to save its tablet business, which has already fallen into decline. Apple’s entry into price competition is also expected to impact sales of its competitors’ high-end tablets. Compared to the iPad Air’s significant upgrades in 2013, the iPad Air 2’s hardware improvements are a lot smaller, while the iPad mini 3, except for the addition of Touch ID functions, has almost no changes in specifications or industrial design.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141023PD200.html

Explore Asia-Pacific cloud analytics market that is estimated to reach $4,541.0 million in 2019

The Asia-Pacific Cloud Analytics market report defines and segments the concerned market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from $1,038.9 million in 2014 to $4,541.0 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 34.3% from 2014 to 2019. Key players in the Asia-Pacific Cloud Analytics Market are SAS, SAP, Oracle, IBM, and Salesforce & others.

http://www.whatech.com/market-research-reports/press-release/it/32735-explore-asia-pacific-cloud-analytics-market-that-is-estimated-to-reach-4-541-0-million-in-2019

26 per cent of distributed denial of service attacks this year originated from India: Symantec

NEW DELHI: India has emerged as the top destination for origination of distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber attacks, accounting for 26 per cent of such attacks on gaming, software and media sectors, security solutions firm Symantec today said.  Cyber criminals use DDoS attacks to disrupt sites by bombarding them with traffic from multiple sources, resulting in online service becoming unavailable for a period of time. Other countries in the list include the US (17 per cent), Singapore, Vietnam and China.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/26-per-cent-of-distributed-denial-of-service-attacks-this-year-originated-from-india-symantec/articleshow/44900739.cms

Here are the ten best smartphones available in India right now

India has over 928 million mobile subscribers as per the latest report by TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) and it is easy to see their love for phones. But there are so many different phones on the market that people are often unsure as to whether they are getting exactly what they paid for. And of course, if you haven’t done your research, you can be sure the salesman will push the phone on you that offers them the highest margins, not the one that gives you the best performance.

https://www.techinasia.com/best-smartphones-in-india/

Smartphone sales in key South-east Asian markets exceeded US$16.4b in last year: GfK

SMARTPHONE ownership continues to grow in South-east Asia, with total sales in seven key markets hitting a new high of nearly 120 million units in the past 12 months. A GfK press statement released on Tuesday said smartphone sales in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia , the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia reached over US$16.4 billion over the period.  The latest findings for the region reflect a spike in smartphone (including phablet) sales by 44 per cent in volume and 24 per cent in value, compared to the same period a year ago.

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/technology/smartphone-sales-in-key-south-east-asian-markets-exceeded-us164b-in-last-year-gfk

Where is Bitcoin headed in the Philippines? Here are some predictions for 2015

Let’s admit it: part of the fun in following the Bitcoin world is not really knowing where it will go. A cryptocurrency has never reached the scale that Bitcoin appears to be getting now, so we have no benchmark with which to predict its progress. This idea holds especially true for how Bitcoin will affect developing countries like the Philippines, where it has been hailed as a solution for expensive remittance fees – but, on the other hand, some dismiss it as a technology too complex for the masses.

https://www.techinasia.com/bitcoin-philippines-predictions-2015/

Chunghwa forecasting delayed profitability for Taiwan’s 4G business

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信), Taiwan’s largest mobile operator, aimed to grab a 40 percent market share of 4G broadband service but forecast that it will take much longer to turn profitable compared to the 3G sector. Attending a technology forum yesterday, Chunghwa Telecom Chairman Rick Tsai (蔡力行) spoke positively about 4G’s development in Taiwan. Data usage for 4G is already twice as much as for 3G, Tsai pointed out.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2014/10/21/419957/Chunghwa-forecasting.htm

Cyber security spend by Indian firms down 17%: PwC

NEW DELHI: Average security spend by Indian firms has come down by 17 per cent to $ 4 million this year even as information security breaches have become more frequent and damaging.  According to consultancy firm PwC, Indian companies spent an average of about $ 4.8 million on security last year.  This is despite the average cost of a security incident for Indian companies spiralling to $ 414 in 2014, from $ 194 in 2013.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/cyber-security-spend-by-indian-firms-down-17-pwc/articleshow/44889756.cms

ZTE Wins 30.77% Share of China Mobile Tender for High-Performance Routers

ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, is pleased to be awarded 30.77% of China Mobile Group’s annual tender for high-performance routers, the second-highest allocation among all vendors. As a result of the tender, ZTE’s ZXR10 M6000-S broadband multi-service gateway will be qualified for deployment in China Mobile’s networks for services including 4G LTE, IP MAN networks, internet data centers, and enterprise-class services.

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/10/20/zte-wins-3077-share-china-mobile-tender-high-performance-routers#axzz3Ghx69M4G

Line reaches 30 million users in India, up from 10 million a year ago

Messaging app Line now has 30 million registered users in India, according to the Japan-based company that runs the popular service. That’s up from 10 million Indian users this time last year. The app first rolled out in the country, backed by an expensive TV ad campaign, in June 2013. Line has over 600 million registered users around the world, of whom 170 million are monthly active users.

https://www.techinasia.com/line-30-million-users-india/

60 percent unlicensed software installed in India in 2013

BANGALORE, INDIA: Unlicensed software which is quite a common trend has not been much curbed over the years. Starting from individuals to major enterprises, the trend is well profound. Although it imposes security risks and threats, enterprises are quite reluctant to change and take the effort to put a stop to it. Yolynd Lobo, BSA India, director, explains how this usage of unlicensed software can be reduced and also how it imposes threats to the enterprises and gives details on Software Assess Management and how can it keep a check.

http://www.ciol.com/60-percent-software-installed-india-2013-unlicensed/

Taiwan 3Q14 international Internet bandwidth rises to over 1.4Tbps, says TWNIC

Taiwan’s direct Internet connection with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.422Tbps as of the end of the third quarter of 2014, increasing 0.64% on quarter and 21.87% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141020VL200.html

4G users sometimes get 3G service instead: opposition party lawmaker

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Although many consumers have opted for 4G mobile Internet service, consumers may not always get the faster service they signed up for, Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker Tsai Chi-chang (蔡其昌) said on Friday. The reason is that the local 4G signal is not always pervasive, and when the signal is not strong enough, phones may switch onto 3G networks. In other words, consumers may be paying more without getting an upgrade in service, Tsai said.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2014/10/19/419791/4G-users.htm

Mega trends in technology, from Singapore

Mark Koh, Senior Industry Analyst, ICT, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific answers five key questions about the mega trends in technology and the issues about data privacy in an interconnected world. What are the mega trends in technology? The big trends are currently in big data, cloud computing, connected devices and software define paradigm. The technologies have a symbiotic relationship and expected to achieve synergies with one another.

http://theindependent.sg/blog/2014/10/18/mega-trends-in-technology/

Draft ‘Internet-of-Things’ policy sees business worth $15 billion

BANGALORE|NEW DELHI: The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) on Friday laid out a draft policy on Internet-of things in India, envisioning the IoT industry to be worth $15 billion by 2020. “We had a meeting on July 31 in Delhi where we called different stakeholders – academia, industry – and we had a discussion on what is the approach for IoT. We decided why should India lag behind and came up with this document after the workshop,” a DeitY official told ET.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/draft-internet-of-things-policy-sees-business-worth-15-billion/articleshow/44865824.cms

How fast is the internet? Regulator asks citizens for feedback, from Singapore

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the country’s telecoms regulator and central government IT agency, launched a pilot for a mobile app yesterday that aims to engage consumers to obtain better insights into consumers’ mobile broadband usage experience.  “We hope consumers will download the MyConnection SG app and volunteer as NIMI testers to help IDA improve their broadband service experience,” explained Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, IDA.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/4976-how-fast-is-the-internet-regulator-asks-citizens-for-feedback

Enterprise S/w mkt to grow by 13%, from India

GOA, INDIA: The enterprise software market in India is projected to reach $4.2 billion in 2014, a 13 per cent increase over 2013 revenue of $3.7 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. The market is projected to total $4.7 billion in 2015. Compounding the demand for enterprise software is the ongoing tendency for greater customer services along with the continued drive for IT cost savings.

http://www.ciol.com/enterprise-sw-mkt-grow-13-pc/

India’s IT spending to grow 10% to $73.3 billion in 2015: Gartner

IT spending in India is expected to reach $73.3 billion in 2015, a 9.4% increase from the 2014 forecast, according to market research firm Gartner.  “India is forecast to be the third largest IT market within the Asia/Pacific region by the end of 2016 and will further progress to become the second largest market for IT by the end of 2018,” said Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president at Gartner and global head of Research. “Much of the growth from being the number four market in Asia/ ..

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/indias-it-spending-to-grow-10-to-73-3-billion-in-2015-gartner/articleshow/44824661.cms