Asia-Pacific Cyber Security Market 2015-2019 – Demand for Cloud-based Security Solutions with BAE Systems, Cisco Systems, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon & Symantec Dominating

APACThe analysts forecast the Cyber Security market in the APAC region to grow at a CAGR of 15.15 percent over the period 2014-2019. Demand for cloud-based security solutions is one key trend emerging in this market. End-users prefer cloud-based security solutions because they are cost-effective and can be easily managed. Therefore, both large enterprises and SMEs in the APAC region are increasingly adopting cloud-based cyber security solutions.

Vietnam tops global outsourcing market for first time

VietnamVietnam has capitalised on increasing labour costs in China to take first place in the ranking while India remains the world’s largest business process outsourcing market. Vietnam established its presence in the sector thanks to numerous government reform policies to promote the country as a key outsourcing destination. C&W predicts the service segment will expand rapidly given the average age of the country’s workforce is under 30 and 1-1.5 million people enter the labour market every year.

More Indians now shopping on their mobile: Report

IndiaMUMBAI: Mobile commerce is likely to overtake e-commerce in the next few years, spurred by the continued uptrend in online shopping and increasing use of mobile apps, says an industry report. “It is estimated that the mobile app download would grow six-fold by the end of this year to 9 billion apps,” said a KPMG report, adding the country has been the fastest growing mobile app market in both 2014 and 2013.

Best-paying jobs in Beijing are IT professionals. Average monthly salary: $1,515

ChinaA recent survey by domestic job search site Kanzhun has shed some light on the average salaries of professionals in China’s biggest cities. For each city, the study shows the top three highest-paying industries based on monthly salary. In Beijing, IT and internet professionals take the top spot. That category consists of web developers, software engineers, and everything in between. They make a median RMB 9,420 (US$1,515) per month. By comparison, the median salary for a web developer in America is US$4,473, according to compensation information firmPayScale. In San Francisco specifically, the monthly wage jumps to US$6,393.

Philippines moves up to become 3rd largest smartphone market in Southeast Asia

PhilippinesIn a milestone for smartphone growth in the Philippines, the nation is now the third largest market for smartphones in Southeast Asia. Jerome Dominguez, market analyst at IDC in the Philippines, tells Tech in Asia that the Philippines overtook Vietnam in 2014, which now drops to fourth. Indonesia is first, while Thailand is second. This is thanks to the growing adoption of smartphones by consumers. According to IDC, a total of 26.8 million mobile phones were shipped to the Philippines in 2014. The ratio of smartphones increased to 47 percent in 2014, up from 24 percent in 2013.

Digitimes Research: Samsung to rank as top smartphone vendor in 2015

TaiwanSamsung Electronics will lead the world’s top-10 smartphone vendor rankings in 2015, followed by Apple, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Huawei, Xiaomi Technology, Microsoft, TCL Communication Technology, Coolpad and Oppo, according to Digitimes Research. Samsung and Apple will ship over 330 million and 230 million smartphones, respectively in 2015, while Lenovo will ramp up its shipments to 84 million units following the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility.

Cloud Computing Still A Mystery To Asia’s SMEs

APACAcross the Asia Pacific region small- and mid-size enterprises spent $2 billion on cloud computing services last year, an impressive growth rate of 42 percent. Despite the rapid expansion of cloud technology, there is still a lot of room to grow. SMEs make up the vast majority of business across Asia, representing more than 90 percent of all businesses. The Asian Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) reviewed 14 developed and emerging nations in the Asia Pacific region and found that, together, these nations contribute $10.9 trillion to their national economies and generate 49 percent of the region’s total GDP.

Cloud association study lifts the veil on Asia’s SMEs

APACIT is a mantra uttered so often that it has become a commonly accepted statement of fact: That Asia will power the new global economy. “It’s become such a buzz topic,” said Lim May-Ann, executive director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association, who spoke to Digital News Asia (DNA) in Manila. “If we accept that Asia is going to be the engine of the new economy, and also that 99.95% of companies in the region are small and medium enterprises (SMEs), then it stands to reason that SMEs are going to be the ones powering the new economy. “But that begs the question: What exactly is an SME?” she added.

Only 20 per cent Indians have access to Internet: Study

IndiaWASHINGTON: Only 20 per cent in India have access to the internet at least occasionally while a mere 14 per cent own a smartphone, a new study conducted across 32 emerging and developing nations has found.  The study by The Pew Research Center also found that 65 per cent of internet users in India said they use social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter while 55 per cent have used the internet to look for or apply for a job.

Hackers earn big money with ransomware, from VN

VietnamThe hackers, after penetrating their information systems, encrypted the data and locked the files in the systems. The hackers left a message that they would provide the key to unlock the files if the victims paid a ransom. In many cases, the victims have decided to compromise, accepting to pay ransom in exchange for their data, because they fear the news about hacking would negatively affect their business. According to Kaspersky Vietnam, malware was sent mostly from a member of Ransomware – Trojan-Ransom.

Over 36,000 China websites exposed to cyberattacks

ChinaBEIJING: Over 36,000 websites and 40,000 webpages were subjected to cyberattacks in China last year, according to a new report.  Last year, 4,761 IP addresses in the US controlled 5,580 Chinese websites through backdoor programmes, which can allow them to bypass normal authentication to secure illegal remote access to a computer, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Reuters inaccessible from China, reports Reuters

ChinaNewswire service Reuters is the latest foreign publication to see its lights flicker in the Middle Kingdom. Earlier today, the company reported that its English and Chinese websites were inaccessible from China, indicating that it might have been blocked by the Great Firewall. Now, when attempts to access Reuters’ website China without a VPN, the browser returns results consistent with other blocked websites like Facebook. Reuters says that the possible block is affecting its English-language content as well as its Chinese content.

China’s top video streaming site now getting 900M views each day

ChinaChina’s top online video company just released new data in its latest earnings report (for Q4 2014). In terms of eyeballs, Youku Tudou now gets 900 million video views each day – an all-time high that has tripled since October 2013. The company, which runs two video sites, Youku and Tudou, after their merger in 2012, didn’t disclose an updated figure for monthly unique visitors (that was 500 million back in Q2 2014), but a Youku representative tells Tech in Asia that the sites now get 150 million daily active users.

Taiwan market: Server shipments in 2014 valued at NT$11.11 billion, says IDC

TaiwanServers shipped in the Taiwan market in 2014 were worth NT$11.11 billion (US$352 million), growing 18.3% on year. NT$8.88 billion or 79.9% was due to brand vendors and NT$2.23 billion or 20.1% to direct-sale white-box ODMs, according to IDC Taiwan. Shipment value for volume (entry-level) servers increased 28.6% on year and accounted for 83.7% of total shipment value. Mid-range enterprise servers slipped 36% and took up 5.8%, and high-end enterprise models grew 1.5% and accounted for 10.5%.

China February mobile phone user base reaches 1.289 billion, says MIIT

ChinaThere were 1.289 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of February 2015, slipping by 0.08% on month but growing by 4.01% on year, and 485.51 million (37.65%) of them were 3G users and 883.40 million (68.51%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The number of subscribers at the end of February accounted for 94.5% of the country’s population.

China has nearly 1.3 billion mobile users, and 4G is growing fast

ChinaEverybody in China has a mobile phone these days: that’s an exaggeration, but not as much of one as you might think. According to the latest numbers from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), China has reached 1.29 billion total mobile users. Given that the Middle Kingdom has an estimated population of under 1.4 billion, that means that well over 90 percent of the population has joined the mobile revolution.

Everything you need to know about Indonesian telecoms and ecommerce

IndonesiaLast Thursday and Friday were important days for Indonesia’s tech scene. Macquarie Indonesia, the local branch of the global investment banking and financial services giant, held an invite-only conference for high-profile professionals in the telecoms and ecommerce spaces. No other press were allowed inside the venue at the Ritz Carlton, and the list of speakers included some interesting names, including Indonesia’s tech minister Rudiantara, CEOs from the top three telcos, and a slew of investors, VCs, and startup founders, among others.

Far EasTone targeting 30 percent share of Taiwan’s 4G market in 2015

TaiwanTAIPEI–Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. (遠傳電訊), Taiwan’s third-largest wireless carrier, said that it is targeting a 30 percent share of the country’s fast-growing fourth-generation (4G) mobile market.  Answering reporters’ questions at a public welfare event co-organized with the John Tung Foundation (董氏基金會), Far EasTone President Yvonne Li (李彬) estimated that the number of her company’s 4G users will reach 3 million by the end of this year, double the current figure.

Xiaomi beats Apple, Samsung to become India’s top 4G handset vendor: CMR

IndiaNEW DELHI: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi surpassed global smartphone giants Samsung and Apple in terms of market share to become India’s top 4G handset seller in January this year, CyberMedia Research said on March 17. Earlier this month, the market research firm had said that the iPhone maker emerged as the largest 4G LTE device vendor in the country in October-December 2014.  As per the latest CyberMedia Research (CMR) data, Xiaomi leads the 4G LTE device market with 30.8% market share in January followed by Apple (23.8%), Samsung (12.1%), HTC (10%) and Micromax (8.3%).

Australian 4G speeds not improving

AustraliaAustralia mobile customers get some of the best 4G LTE coverage in the world but are receiving less than impressive data speeds, large-scale user research shows. Data from 11 million users across 76 countries collected by wireless coverage mapping company OpenSignal during November 2014 and January 2015 showed Spain now leads the data speeds field, with 18 megabits per second on average.,australian-4g-speeds-not-improving.aspx