Microsoft to present on IoT at APAC Smart Channels Summit hosted by CONTEXT

APACChannel EMEA — Carlos Lopes, general manager consumer channels at Microsoft APAC, will deliver a presentation as part of next week’s Smart Channels Summit, hosted by CONTEXT, at regional channel event DISTREE APAC in Singapore. The session from Lopes will focus on Microsoft’s activities and plans related to the Internet of Things (IoT).

APAC M2M Sector to Add $8 Billion to Asia-Pacific Telecoms Market in Cumulative Service Revenue by 2019

APACPUNE — India: The Asia-Pacific (APAC) market represents a significant opportunity for service providers in the Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M service space. This report examines the size of the M2M opportunity in APAC, provides regional insight into the vertical use cases driving M2M adoption, and outlines strategies taken by communications service providers (CSPs) to access the region’s markets and capture the M2M opportunity.

Interoperability: Global vendors test oneM2M standard

APACMetering — At the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) headquarters in France earlier this month, 29 organisations and companies tested their equipment against each another to demonstrate the interoperability of the oneM2M standard, reports M2Mnow. Those in attendance at the event, which was co-hosted by the Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea, also gave feedback on how to improve the specifications.

Equinix (EQIX) Helps to Build FASTER Marine Internet Cable

APACNASDAQ — Data center company, Equinix Inc. has scaled a new level of technological success in the field of subsea communications by backing the development of a high-speed underwater cable network between the U.S. and Asia.  The company will help to build the fiber-optic cable system, FASTER, on the Trans-Pacific route connecting the U.S. and Japan. As is evident from the name of the project, the latest subsea cable system can support channel rates of 60Tb/s.

Has SeaMeWe-3 been cut again?

APACThe Register — Rumours are emerging that there’s yet another break in the SeaMeWe-3 cable. The Register has been unable to get confirmation of the break, but has been told that Australian ISPs are seeing blowouts in ping times as traffic routes around the problem. The SeaMeWe-3 submarine cable provides connectivity from Australia to Europe via the middle-east, and in Singapore picks up connectivity to Asia.

Accenture IoT Centre of Excellence for Resources Opens in Singapore to Help Companies in Asia Pacific Capitalise on Technology Innovations

SingaporeBusiness Wire — SINGAPORE: Accenture has opened an Internet of Things Centre of Excellence for Resources in Singapore to help companies transform their businesses through a combination of deep industry experience and innovative technologies. Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, the centre will house an innovation hub for Rio Tinto, which will be the centre’s foundation client.

More regulations necessary for APAC cybersecurity

APACZDNet — To aid the fight against cybercrime, organisations operating in the Asia-Pacific region should be strongly encouraged to report security loopholes and breaches, and government regulations may be one of the most effective ways to ensure this. With cybercriminals widening their targets and hacking tools easily available online, all organisations should be concerned about their security posture and guarding against potential attacks.

Largest genetic rice database now available free online

APACBangkok Post — MANILA – The world’s biggest genetic rice database is now available free online, a move scientists hope will contribute to a “green revolution”, a leading rice research group said Wednesday. Information on the genetic sequence of 3,024 rice varieties can now be accessed through the Amazon Web Services system, a cloud computing platform, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) said.

Microsoft names new VP for business solutions in Asia

APACMarketing Interactive — Microsoft has appointed Simon Davies vice president of Microsoft Business Solutions for Asia. Davies will be responsible for the full portfolio of Microsoft Dynamics business applications including Dynamics CRM and ERP solutions. In this role, he will drive the business across sales, business development, marketing, partner strategy and development and go-to-market product strategies in Asia Pacific, including China, India and Japan.

Global Managed Services Market By Managed Services Type, End User Industry, Geography and Vendor Analysis – Forecasts, Trends and Shares (2015 – 2020)

APACPRNewswire — LONDON: New trends and technologies will drive the Global Managed Services Market to $229.59 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 10.20%, from estimate of $128.19 billion in 2014. Most of the organizations have integrated managed services with their IT strategies. The service providers have experienced increase in their profits and service use with managed mobility, managed security, managed network and many other managed services. A clear vision and strategic objectives for managed services will make organizations more beneficial.—forecasts-trends-and-shares-2015—2020-2015-09-21

Asia-Pacific Online Payment Methods: Full Year 2014

APACPRNewswire — NEW YORK: With E-Commerce Booming Online and Mobile Payments Develop in Asia-Pacific, Online and mobile payments worldwide are forecasted to top three trillion Euros in the next five years. Mobile payment is the growth leader, outpacing online and the total payments market, with further growth expected following the launches of varying mobile payment solutions, including Apple Pay. Fast and one-touch checkout is a trend on the global online and mobile payment market, with one-touch solutions released by Amazon, PayPal and Apple Pay.

Migration to Carrier Ethernet

APACTelecom Asia — Carrier Ethernet has been almost ubiquitous in providing network connectivity services for enterprise networking, cloud computing and backhaul of cell sites and broadband access services. Today, service provider networks are offering Carrier Ethernet access services needed for all customer segments – residential, SMB, enterprise, hosted services, mobile backhauling and other carriers.

Game development and the cloud

MalaysiaBusiness Cloud News — BCN has partnered with the Cloud South East Asia event to interview some of its speakers. In this interview we speak to Sherman Chin, Founder & CIO of Sherman3D. Cloud South East Asia: Please tell us more about Sherman3D and your role in the gaming industry. Sherman Chin: I started game development during my college days when I did game development as hobby projects.

Asia-Pacific Online Payment Methods: Full Year 2014

APACPRNewswire — NEW YORK:  Online and mobile payments worldwide are forecasted to top three trillion Euros in the next five years. Mobile payment is the growth leader, outpacing online and the total payments market, with further growth expected following the launches of varying mobile payment solutions, including Apple Pay.

Good cloud, some cloud, more Cloud! from HK

Hong KongNetworks Asia — Some organizations that have spent some years on the sidelines trying to weigh their options about cloud migration may have finally been convinced it is time to jump on the cloud bandwagon. Early adapters, on the other hand, are showing progress in their cloud implementations, affirming meaningful adoption of cloud already, and admit more of their processes could be moved to the cloud.

DCD Asia Pacific award winners announced

APACDatacenter Dynamics — DatacenterDynamics was celebrating the best examples of data center engineering and management across South-East Asia, at a glittering gala dinner at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Wednesday. The DatacenterDynamics Asia Pacific Awards, taking place during the Singapore Data Center Week, are part of a unique event series that provides worldwide recognition to outstanding individuals, teams and projects.

Huawei Bags a ‘Hat-Trick’ at the DatacenterDynamics Asia Pacific Awards 2015

ChinaPRNewswire — SINGAPORE: Huawei has been honored with The Enterprise Data Center, The Internet Data Center and The Modular Deployment awards at the DatacenterDynamics Asia Pacific Awards 2015. This awards ceremony was held on September 16th at the Marina Bay Sands, as part of Singapore Data Center Week. Winning the Enterprise Data Center Award was Huawei Langfang Cloud Data Center.

Telkom Eyes 100% Stake in GTA Teleguam

IndonesiaJakarta Globe — Jakarta. Indonesian state-owned telecommunications provider Telkom says it aims to take 100 percent control of Guam-based GTA Teleguam, as part of its overseas network expansion. Telkom agreed in May to buy GTA Teleguam from the Japanese private equity firm Advantage Partners, but has since kept the details under wraps.

Southeast Asia B2C E-Commerce Market 2015 – B2C E-Commerce Booming Across South-East Asia

APACPRNewswire — DUBLIN:  B2C E-Commerce trends and developments in the emerging markets ofIndonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam were highlighted in a new report, titled Southeast Asia B2C E-Commerce Market 2015. In this new publication, the Germany-based specialist in B2C E-Commerce and online payment market intelligence reports on the current state and the potential of online retail in Southeast Asia.

Building Digital, Competitive Businesses in South East Asia Through Cloud & Mobility Solutions

MalaysiaPR Newswire Europe — KUALA LUMPUR: Cloud South East Asia is the region’s content led ICT event for C-level IT decision makers, operations and development teams, as well as Telco Cloud Service Providers looking to leverage the opportunities Cloud and Mobility technologies offer. Organized by Informa, in partnership with MDeC, the two day event brings together C-Level decision makers from across South East Asia to give unheard before insight into cloud business models and implementation strategies, enterprise mobility and mobile device management, big data, security, and IoT priorities, in addition to Telco and Cloud Service Provider go-to market cloud strategies.