The IoT provides tremendous opportunities for businesses to bring innovative solutions to the market and transform their own operations, writes Cisco’s Ang Thiam Guan, who also gives his 10 predictions.
IIPL and Cisco have agrred to identify and nurture Singapore-focused startups to participate in the Cisco-Technopreneur Action Group, Platform Accelerated Startups (Tag.Pass) Smart Innovation Programme.
Cisco Investments has announced a US$10-million investment into Singapore’s Monk’s Hill Ventures’ innovation fund for startups, which will focus on early-stage startups working on the cloud, the Internet of Everything (IoE), big data and analytics, mobility and enterprise applications in Asean.
The increasingly popularity of the ‘as-a-service’ model has led to a new dynamic: Most data traffic now moves laterally within a datacentre, rather than in and out of it – thus the usual perimeter defence policy may now be a case of overkill.
Although companies say retaining and attracting talents is their biggest challenge, most of them are unwilling to change to tackle this issue, according to Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd (TalentCorp) chief executive officer Johan Mahmood Merican.
Telekomunikasi Indonesia International Pte Ltd (Telin Singapore), a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, said it was the first in Asia Pacific to be certified a Cisco Systems Inc authorised technology provider for WebEx.
StarHub said it has started transforming its existing core and access networks to open, cloud-based networks using software-defined networking (SDN) technology.
IT services provider Dimension Data said it is equipping the computer engineering lab at the Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) with networking gear from Cisco Systems Inc.
Alcatel-Lucent said it has appointed Ichwan F. Agus as the new country senior officer for Indonesia, with the appointment effective on April 1, 2015.
Private cloud computing infrastructure Silicon Cloud International announced that its second cloud centre has been operational in Singapore since March.