Asia Pacific lagging in digital maturity, says IDC

Written on Tuesday, 05 July 2016 06:07
IDC Asia/Pacific has released as report assessing Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) organizations’ maturity and progress in their digital transformation initiatives, saying it shows Asia/Pacific organizations to be still at a nascent stage of digital transformation, with 45.4 percent of enterprises surveyed operating at the basic ad hoc level (ie digital resisters) and yet to establish basic digital transformation capabilities and adopt digital solutions systematically. "The pace of digital transformation is accelerating in Asia/Pacific, but 45 percent of organizations are still in…
Google Fiber has entered into an agreement to acquire Webpass. Google Fiber and Webpass share a commitment to creating fast, abundant Internet connectivity in the U.S. By joining forces, they can accelerate the deployment of superfast Internet connections for customers across the U.S. Webpass will remain focused on rapid deployment of high speed Internet connections for residential and commercial buildings, primarily using point to point wireless. The transaction is expected to close this summer, subject to customary closing conditions, including…

AWS opens Mumbai data centers

Written on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 07:04
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened its Mumbai ‘Region’, its sixth in Asia Pacific. AWS says more than 75,000 India-based customers are already using other AWS Regions. “Starting today, global and India-based developers, start-ups, enterprises, government organizations, and non-profits can leverage the AWS Cloud to run their technology applications from infrastructure in India, and provide even lower latency to India-based end users,” AWS said. AWS defines a ‘Region’ as being “a physical location in the world where we have multiple…
Facilities-based telecom and fiber consulting company APTelecom announced several milestones achievements to Active Telecoms for the first half of 2016. Among the most notable milestones the company achieved over the first six months of 2016 include: Network Builds: APTelecom has proudly been involved in the network builds and contract in force (CIF) milestones for clients Angola Cables and NTT Docomo Pacific. Angola Cables went CIF for its highly-anticipated South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) network earlier this year, and NTT Docomo…
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat) and KBZ Gateway Company (KBZ) have forged a partnership to provide satellite-based networks serving Myanmar with high speed data connectivity services. And the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar is to use services on two Intelsat satellites to advance the deployment of the country’s wireless communications infrastructure, and expand broadband access for businesses. KBZ will use C-band and Ku-band capacity on AsiaSat 4 and AsiaSat 7 satellites to establish high speed data networks…
Some of Saudi Arabia’s largest organizations recently announced that nationwide digital transformation will be essential to accomplish Saudi Vision 2030’s six-fold growth in non-oil revenue to SAR 1 trillion by 2030. Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Plan aim to grow non-oil government revenue from SAR 163 billion (USD 43 billion) in 2015 to SAR 1 trillion (USD 266 billion) by 2030. The share of non-oil exports in the non-oil GDP is set to triple from 16 percent in…
According to a research report commissioned by Tenable Networks, managing cyber risk a top priority in Asia Pacific, but vulnerability management strategies lag. Eighty percent of information security professionals said they lacked sufficient vulnerability management capabilities One hundred and twenty regional information security practitioners surveyed for Tenable’s Technology Adoption Profile (TAP) study, Vulnerability Management Trends in Asia Pacific cited managing risk as a top priority for their companies, yet demonstrated that their use of vulnerability management was inadequate and that…
Game of Thrones fans could be in for a shock as HBO cracks down on illegal downloading. Despite the fact that season 6 of the hit HBO series has drawn record television subscription viewers; Game of Thrones is still the most pirated television show in the world. The Daily Telegraph reports that within 12 hours of airing the first episode of season 6, the premiere episode was illegally downloaded over one million times. HBO is well aware of the mass…
Ericsson and Trriple have established a strategic partnership to provide managed mobile wallet solutions for the United Arab Emirates' banking and smart city sectors. The multi-year collaboration supports the country’s Smart Government initiative, which aims to make more than 2,000 government services available via smart platforms such as mobile devices. Trriple provides the only digital platform in the UAE that addresses the entire value chain of the country’s mobile financial services sector. The company has established a banking-centric mobile wallet…

Visa opens Singapore innovation center

Written on Sunday, 08 May 2016 11:35
Credit card provider Visa has opened its Singapore innovation center, the first in a network of new innovation centers that it plans to open around the world. The new 7,000 square foot facility has been established “as a destination for clients, partners and developers across the region to work alongside Visa experts and jointly create the next generation of commerce applications,” Visa said. Visa says the center would build on the success of its flagship innovation center, opened in July…
It’s no secret that Apple wants to get more of its products into the commercial realm. To do so, Apple recently announced a partnership with SAP aiming to bring iOS to SAP’s enterprise customer base. The broad partnership comes almost two years after Apple signed a similar deal with IBM, the multinational technology and consulting company. Undoubtedly there are similarities between the two deals that Apple has signed with both IBM and SAP. While it’s natural to notice the similarity…

AT&T dumps Yahoo

Written on Sunday, 08 May 2016 06:58
Yahoo's struggling Internet business took a hit with the loss of a long-time contract to manage the Internet portal and search for US telecommunication giant AT&T. The loss to Yahoo is expected to be 100 million US dollars annually. This comes at a very bad tme for embattled CEO Marissa Mayer who is fighting for her life at Yahoo. Yahoo and AT&T confirmed that AT&T it is switching to Synacor to manage its att.net portal and applications including search, ending…
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