Smartphone sales lifted by emerging markets

WASHINGTON: Global smartphone sales grew at a healthy pace in the third quarter, boosted by low-cost handsets in emerging markets, industry research showed on Thursday (Oct 30). The research firm IDC said global smartphone shipments jumped 25.2 percent from a year earlier to 327.6 million in the quarter, and were up 8.7 percent over the second quarter. “Despite rumours of a slowing market, smartphone shipments continue to see record-setting volumes,” said IDC’s Ryan Reith.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/smartphone-sales-lifted/1444208.html

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

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/

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/

Telstra earmarks A$5bn war chest for Asia expansion

Telstra, the Australian telecoms group, plans to use its A$5bn-plus war chest to pursue growth in Asia but says it will not be rushed into making big acquisitions that do not benefit shareholders. “We have high aspirations to grow our business in Asia. We think it is a great opportunity but it has got to reach our investment criteria,” says David Thodey, Telstra chief executive. “We are very considered investors, just like Warren Buffet, like Microsoft, like any well run company.”

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9b8efb62-5b13-11e4-8625-00144feab7de.html#ixzz3HHKfQARC

Asia sets the pace towards a networked society: Ericsson CTO

As many leading mobile phone manufacturers are based in Asia, the continent will play a leading role in shaping mobile technology, said Ericsson Chief Technology Officer Ulf Ewaldsson in Singapore recently. Because of APAC region’s dominance in subscription growth, this region will lead in LTE technology adoption, he added, citing numbers from the latest Ericsson Mobility Report.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/asia-sets-the-pace-towards-a-networked-society-ericsson-cto/

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

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/

Intel IoT Asia Mark the Arrival of IoT Era

As the trend of Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding and the market is rapidly evolving, Intel has been aggressive driving this industry transformation and working with partners to grasp huge business opportunities. At the “Intel IoT Asia” Conference held in Taipei recently, Intel teamed up with leading partners, including Chunghwa Telecom, Tatung, and Advantech, to unveil the latest development trends and solutions for IoT.

http://www.digitimes.com/supply_chain_window/story.asp?datepublish=2014/10/24&pages=PR&seq=201

ASEAN companies face cybersecurity challenges

As companies in the region go online, they face cybersecurity challenges in an evolving business landscape with new threats and security systems that are often too fragmented and complex. In an interview with The Brunei Times, Sugiarto Koh, CISCO System’s regional director for ASEAN for global security sales organisation, there are three main issues that companies have to deal with when it comes to cybersecurity.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/asean-companies-face-cybersecurity-challenges

Industry experts gathers at Intel IoT Asia to unveil the latest market trends

The arrival of IoT (Internet of Things) era will bring unprecedented opportunities across industries and create new business models, which may have profound impact on global economics. Eyeing on the huge potentials of the emerging trend, Intel is making efforts to work with the eco-system in delivering comprehensive IoT solutions focusing to provide services that speak value for customers. At the “Intel IoT Asia” event held in Taipei recently, Intel invited important partners and Intel executives to introduce and demonstrate the latest development trends and various solutions for IoT.

http://www.digitimes.com/supply_chain_window/story.asp?datepublish=2014/10/23&pages=PR&seq=202

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

Telstra restructures internally to target Asia

Telstra has unveiled details of its strategy to take advantage of Asia’s rapidly growing appetite for cloud and managed network services. The carrier today revealed it has heavily reorganised its network application services and enterprise divisions to point the business squarely into Asia. It also flagged potential hundreds of millions of dollars in capital spend to establish its presence offshore.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/397110,telstra-restructures-internally-to-target-asia.aspx

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

International smartphone chip vendors enhance development of tablet chips, from TW

In view of increasing competition from large-screen smartphones, small-size (mainly 7-inch) tablet vendors have added 3G/4G voice communication functions and enlarged screen sizes and display resolution (from HD to Full HD) to keep their tablets competitive, according to industry sources. Consequently, smartphone chip vendors, including Qualcomm, Intel and MediaTek, have increased resources for developing tablet chip solutions, the sources said.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141020PD201.html

Plans for Asia Internet superhighway

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap), under the direction of the UN, expects its member countries to enter a pact on what it dubs the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway by 2017 to speed up the process of regional integration.  The initiative aims to increase the availability and affordability of broadband internet across Asia-Pacific and strengthen internet infrastructure in the region.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/telecom/438016/plans-for-asia-internet-superhighway

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

How to connect 394 government units to provide a one-stop service

The New South Wales state government has won the Connected Government award at this year’s FutureGov Awards for its new one stop shop service.  The state government was previously delivering fragmented services to citizens through around 400 shop fronts, over 30 call centres, more than 800 websites and 8,000 separate phone numbers – all operated by different agencies with different processes and systems.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/4812-how-to-connect-394-government-units-to-provide-a-one-stop-service

New report looks into Asia-Pacific cloud analytics market that is expected 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. Browse through the TOC of the Asia-Pacific Cloud Analytics market report to get an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. It also provides a glimpse of the segmentations in the market, and is supported by various tables and figures.

http://www.whatech.com/market-research-reports/press-release/it/32122-asia-pacific-cloud-analytics-market-is-expected-to-reach-4-541-0-million-in-2019-new-report-by-micromarket-monitor