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Singapore startup Alpha7 raises additional US$2.3mil
Singapore-based technology consultancy startup Alpha7 said it has raised an additional S$3.1 million (US$2.3 million) in funding from private investors, without elaborating.
USAID and NI join hands to provide Lower Mekong youth with sci-tech training
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and National Instruments (NI) have announced a new partnership to provide hands-on training to aspiring young scientists and engineers in the Lower Mekong sub-region.
Richard Spence named Asean MD for Avaya
Avaya has announced the appointment of Richard Spence as the new managing director for its Asean region, with immediate effect.
Week in Review: Malaysia a second-tier hub, Singapore first?
Singapore has just about arrived as a global startup hub, while Malaysia is still struggling to become a regional one. Is there a role that Malaysia can still play? DNA executive editor A. Asohan thinks so.
VMware rolls out Evo:Rail hyper-converged infrastructure appliance in Asean
VMware Inc has announced the availability of its Evo:Rail hyper-converged infrastructure appliance in the Asean region.
A global hunt for innovation
An idea forged at a hackathon or by a startup can play a vital role in creating jobs, contributing to economies – but to positively impact the world, players in Asia’s innovation communities must consider a few factors, writes Sebastien Taveau of MasterCard.
Enterprise IT spending in SEA to reach US$62bil by 2018: Gartner
By 2018, enterprise IT spending in South-East Asia will total US$62 billion, according to Gartner Inc. Together, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand will spend US$52 billion on IT in 2015, with annual growth of 6%.
Joel Neoh headlines Cradle Buzz conference
Joel Neoh, who heads Groupon’s 12-nation operations in Asia, will speak about ‘The Asean Entrepreneur Journey’ in his keynote at the Cradle Buzz conference.
Asian FSIs expect IT budgets to grow in 2015: IDC
Two out of every five decision-makers in Asia’s financial institutions are expecting growth in IT budgets to exceed 10% in 2015 as the industry collectively renews its resolution to further digitise its practices, according to IDC Financial Insights.
1-Net dedicated to ‘Data Centre Corridor’ vision for Asean
1-Net Singapore Pte Ltd may have kept a low profile in the first 17 years of its existence, but it hopes that 2015, which also happens to be its 18th birthday, will be the year it officially comes of age and breaks out into a higher profile.
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