ICT Clippings: Singapore ranked second most networked economy

Singapore ranked second most networked economy, Apr 26 2010
IN THIS UPDATE:
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Looking Ahead...

  • May 11-13, Hanoi: In 2007, the U.S. Department of Commerce launched an ICT Dialogue with Vietnam to discuss ICT-specific issues that have an impact on trade between the two countries. This year, the Dialogue will be held in Hanoi, May 11-13. As in the past, the U.S. Department of Commerce has invited U.S. industry to participate in the Dialogue. For more information, please contact Putri Alam at palam@usasean.org.

Indonesia

Asian market holds big potential for mobile technology products Xinhua, Apr 23

Asian market holds big potentials in mobile technology products as the region has grown to be the number one in demand for advanced mobile value added service, data and information, an official told Xinhua in an interview on Thursday."There are so many potentials around mobile market, not just in Indonesia but also in the Philippines and other markets in Asia," said Elodie Journet, the ASEAN Team Leader of Informatics and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Australian Trade Commission.She said that Australia and Indonesia could work together, not just products that are not only applicable in both countries but also in other countries in Asia.

PC sales may grow 35 percent in Indonesia this year: Apkomindo China Post, Apr 22

The Indonesian Computer Entrepreneurs Association (Apkomindo) expects a significant increase in the sales of ICT products within the next few years thanks to improvements in people's purchasing power. "This makes Indonesia the country with the highest ICT sales growth in the Asia and Pacific region," the Association's chairman said.

Indonesian Ministry of ICT Will Make a Regulation on Green ICT Apr 14

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Kominfo) shall make regulations as a form of policy to encourage the use of environmentally friendly information communication technology (Green ICT). "The government will make regulations that could support a green ICT," said Director General Applications and Telematics (Aptel) Kominfo, Ashwin Sasongko, in the speech event titled 'Green ICT, ICT Innovation Eco Conference & Exhibition at JCC Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (April 8). He said the purpose of Green ICT regulation was made to save the use of energy resources increasingly depleted stock. Moreover, energy consumption for the application of ICT was able to achieve 40% of total global energy consumption.

Malaysia

ITU Award Goes to Prime Minister of Malaysia MSPAlliance, Apr 23

ITU marks the 145th anniversary of its establishment on 17 May this year by recognizing three eminent personalities who have contributed to the ongoing digital revolution. Malaysian Premier DatoaEUR(TM) Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak; Chairman and CEO of China Mobile Mr Wang Jianzhou; and Mr Robert Kahn, one of the early pioneers of the Internet, were awarded the 2010 ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award in recognition of their dedication to promoting ICTs as a means of providing a better life for humanity.

Malaysia to Hold National ICT Month in July and August People's Daily, Apr 12

The Second National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Month (NIM) 2010 will be held from July 13 to August 12 this year.A total of seven core activities and premier events led by related government agencies will be organized in the campaign, co- organized by the Malaysian Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry and the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM).

Malaysia ecommerce to grow 20pc: Pikom Business Times, Apr 12

Malaysia's electronic-commerce (e-commerce) trade is expected to grow 20 per cent this year, backed by private initiatives and supportive government policies, the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) chairman, Wei Chuan Beng, said today."We'd like to see more small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs), especially those in the smaller towns and rural areas, to latch on to information communication technology to promote their businesses," he said.

Malaysia 27th Most Networked Economy Bernama, Mar 25

Malaysia is the world's 27th most networked economy and the highest-ranked nation not to belong to the group of high-income countries.In the Global Information Technology Report 2009-2010 released today by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Malaysia is ranked sixth in Asia behind Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.The report praised the Malaysian Government as it seemed to be clearly leading the way, with outstanding marks for its readiness (11th) and usage (12th).

Four-pronged approach to boost electronics sector The Star, Mar 31

THE New Economic Model (NEM) is recommending for the implementation of a four-pronged approach to boost the country’s electronics sector. The four-pronged approach tackles the problems related to talent, eco-system, infrastructure, and incentives.

Philippines

Being named top IT destination means more work, says ICT Davao PIA, Apr 20

"There is more work to be done," according to ICT Davao president Bert Barriga, this after Davao City was chosen by the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) as the best investment site for business process outsourcing and information technology.Barriga said that with the pronouncement by the BPAP they expect more locators especially bigger ones to locate in the City. "There will be more requirements needed by big companies." Barriga said.The BPAP in a briefing scored high marks for Davao for the availability of graduates and workers, as well as low cost of doing business in the city and outlying areas. Aside from manpower the city also was cited for infrastructure and its business environment.

Singapore

Singapore ranked second most networked economy Lushhomemedia, Mar 30

Even before the full rollout of the ambitious Next Generation National Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN), Singapore has moved up two places to the second spot in the global Networked Readiness Index (NRI) ranking published by the World Economic Forum (WEF).The NRI is part of the 2009-2010 Global Information Technology Report, a widely watched study that has been jointly published by the WEF and global business school Insead for the past nine years.

Thailand

Cloud computing making headway in Thailand Bangkok Post, Apr 14

Joint-programme aims to groom Thai software developers to work in the Internet-based computing environment. Thai software houses will take a lead in the development of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) through a cloud computing collaboration between Software Park and True Internet Data Centre (True IDC).

Vietnam

Vietnam Climbs to 15th in World Connectivity Ranking TradingMarkets.com, Mar 26

Vietnam leaped up four ranks to stand at 15th on the 2010 connectivity scorecard, which was recently announced by Nokia Siemens Networks.The Connectivity Scorecard is a global ICT index -- the first of its kind to rank 50 countries worldwide not only on their deployment of ICT infrastructure but also to measure the extent to which governments, businesses and consumers make use of connectivity technologies to enhance social and economic prosperity.

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