The future of the Internet demands a new proactive attitude in how governments, the industry and academia collectively manage issues such as privacy, security and trust, says a top European Union official. Edwin Yapp reports from CeBIT in Hannover, Germany.
Malaysia will continue as the second-largest BI market in Asean, after Singapore, reaching US$30.4 million by 2017, according to Gartner Inc, while the market in Asia Pacific itself is expected to grow 7.4% to reach almost US$1.4 billion in revenue in 2014 and more than US$1.6 billion by 2017.
Edwin Yapp kicks off the year by reflecting on what big data and cloud really meant in 2013.
Greater reliance on technology could see the rise of the chief financial and technology officer (CFTO) in 2014, according to the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), citing two recent studies.
76% of respondents in a survey of IT decision-makers said that their business believes technology investment is a strategic way to achieve their goals (92% in India vs. 65% in England).
Pikom’s new chairman Cheah Kok Hoong outlines the challenges for 2014 and what the association will be doing next year.
IDC sees Malaysia having strong growth prospects for technology in 2014, with the Malaysian IT market anticipated to cross the US$10-billion mark, creating a wealth of opportunities locally. However, while the growth prospects are there, IDC cautions that the flooding of technology only serves one part of the fundamental necessity for the ‘third platform’ of technology to proliferate.
One of the technology trends that have dominated this year is big data – a term that is ambiguous because it means different things to different people, writes Edwin Yapp.
AIA Bhd’s chief information officer Teh Kim Leng talks to Karamjit Singh about the importance of mobile in the company’s strategy, and why there is no business case for outsourcing.
CA Technologies has announced announced a new release of CA ERwin Data Modeler, its solution for collaboratively visualising and managing business data across the enterprise, with added support for data governance, big data analytics and business intelligence.