Australian data centre floor space growth rate ‘exceptional’ #cloud #cloudcomputing

Australia has become the highest growing co-location market in the world, adding data centre floor space at a rate of knots in the last three years, according to analyst firm TeleGeography. The analyst firm said retail co-lo capacity reached over 130,000 square metres in Sydney and almost 87,000 square metres in Melbourne this year, having grown at around 30 percent compounded annually from 2011.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/397345,australian-data-centre-floor-space-growth-rate-exceptional.aspx

India is now the world’s fastest growing startup scene with 800 new startups a year, says report #cloud #cloudcomputing

The Indian startup ecosystem has reached an inflection point, with 800 new tech startups sprouting in a year. This, taken in conjunction with rising investment flows, makes it the world’s fastest growing startup ecosystem, says the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom). This was announced at the ongoing Nasscom Product Conclave in Bangalore. Nasscom conducted the study in collaboration with global research firm Zinnov, which benchmarked the Indian ecosystem with eight leading areas, in terms of both deal flow and emergence of new startups.

https://www.techinasia.com/india-is-fastest-growing-startup-ecosystem-in-world/

Xiaomi is now the world’s third-biggest smartphone vendor, according to IDC

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi might have the word “little” in its name, but the company is anything but tiny. According to IDC, it shipped 17.3 million devices in the three month period ending in October 2014, up 211 percent from the year prior. The company now sits behind Apple and Samsung, respectively, as the third biggest smartphone vendor when measured for device shipments.

https://www.techinasia.com/xiaomi-worlds-thirdbiggest-smartphone-vendor-idc/

Google: Asia is the only true “mobile-first” region

There are no countries outside of Asia where smartphone penetration is higher than PC penetration, according to new research from Google’s Consumer Barometer. “Asia has gone mobile-first. This is no longer a future trend, on some dim and distant horizon—it’s already happened in the past year,” writes Google’s official Asia Pacific Blog.

https://www.techinasia.com/google-asia-true-mobilefirst-region/

China software January-September revenues total nearly CNY2.7 trillion, says MIIT

China’s software industry generated revenues of CNY2.682 trillion (US$435 billion) in January-September 2014, growing 20.6% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Exports of software products and services in the period reached US$35.3 billion, accounting for 8.11% of the total revenues and rising 13.7% on year.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141029VL200.html

Asia once again central to Facebook growth as region reaches 426 million monthly active users

Facebook’s newest earnings report (for Q3 2014) reveals yet more strong growth in user numbers across Asia. While Europe and the US and Canada edged up only slightly in terms of monthly active users (MAUs) in the past quarter, Asia spurted from 410 million MAUs in Q2 to a new high of 426 million. Growth in the region’s numbers slipped a bit, but there have been fluctuations before.

https://www.techinasia.com/facebook-asia-growth-426-million-monthly-active-users/

VMware Labs Asia Established to Expand and Diversify Technology Innovation Through Joint Solution Development

VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced VMware Labs Asia has been established. Under this new framework, VMware aims to expand and diversify technology innovation through joint solution development. Initiated in China, VMware aims to deepen its reach into the technology ecosystem with the purpose of collaborating with academia, developer, open technology and partner communities in the country. The first project under VMware Labs Asia is a Linux-based VDI solution that will address the unique market opportunity for open technologies in China.

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/marketwire/1154772.htm

Users in Asia prefer smaller tablets and larger smartphones: Appier

More and more consumers are engaging with content across a variety of screens, and often accessing them via multiple screens simultaneously. This means advertisers have to take a holistic approach to their marketing strategy, and adjust the content to fit the context of various screens while considering consumers’ multi-screen habits. This is the gist of Appier’s research report, which aims to provide insights into how users interact on multiple devices.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/users-in-asia-prefer-smaller-tablets-and-larger-smartphones-appier/

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/