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

Asia’s best government ICT projects in 2014

Nineteen government organisations were recognised last week at the eighth annual FutureGov Awards. The National Environment Agency bagged the most number of awards last week, including the Government Organisation of the Year. It also won the E-Government award for its rapid implementation of a haze monitoring and public information portal. It’s i-Care project won the Technology Leadership award for its achievements in citizen satisfaction – a compliments to complaints ratio of 16:1.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/4814-asias-best-government-ict-projects-in-2014

Cisco begins Australian leg of global restructure

Cisco has allegedly set the balling rolling on the Australian portion of its global layoff plan which is set to axe about 6000 jobs worldwide. According to a source, the company started a three-day consulting period which ended on Friday, October 10. It is understood some staff were asked to produce reports to justify their roles in the company. Cisco Australia has neither confirmed nor denied this.

http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/557218/cisco-begins-australian-leg-global-restructure/

Toshiba to invest US$1 billion in SEA over the next five years

Toshiba Corporation announced in September this year of its business expansion strategy for the Southeast Asia region, which includes investing US$1 billion in the region over the next five years, and doubling its current sales to US$7 billion. Speaking at a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Hisao Tanaka, the President and CEO of Toshiba, elaborated on the infrastructure technologies and know-how that Toshiba proposes to deploy in SEA in support of building a better and secure future.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/toshiba-to-invest-us1-billion-in-sea-over-the-next-five-years/

Research and Markets: Asia Mobile Gaming Market 2019 – Key Analysis of the $40 Billion Industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Mobile Gaming Asia: Market and Forecast Analysis, 3rd Edition” report to their offering. Profound changes are occurring throughout Asia with respect to how consumers interact with mobile media. For example, the mobile phone has leapfrogged the PC and video game consoles as smartphone users are now by far the most avid consumers of mobile games. Mobile gaming is a key VAS application in the Asian market where growth is expected at 21.5% CAGR to 2019 reaching at total of US $40.2 billion.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3207212

AAG Upgrades Trans-Pacific Submarine Cable Network with Ciena

The Asia America Gateway (AAG) consortium recently selected Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) for a 100G expansion to significantly enhance its trans-Pacific cable network to address the growing demand for anywhere, anytime broadband access. Ciena’s converged packet optical solutions will add multi-terabit data capacity, and enable AAG’s network to reliably meet the demands of on-demand data networking services and traffic growth driven by mobile applications, high-definition video and cloud computing.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/AAG-Upgrades-Trans-Pacific-Submarine-Cable-Network-with-Ciena-20141008#

Forbes hails Hon Hai as example of Asian power

TAIPEI–Asian tech giants are fast-rivaling their Western counterparts, with Taiwan’s Hon Hai (鴻海) Precision Industry Co. an example of that rising power, according to an article posted on the Forbes website. “Call them copycats if you want, but the Asian tech giants from South Korea, Taiwan and China are fast becoming the new Ciscos and IBMs of the world,” according to the article published Oct. 5.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2014/10/08/418948/Forbes-hails.htm