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Infocomm Minister unveils three ideas under Singapore’s tech masterplan
Singapore’s Infocomm Media Masterplan, unveiled last October, will be launched later this year to put in place the necessary infrastructure that will serve as a key enabler for its Smart Nation vision, according to Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim.
Smart Nation: Time for industry to step up
Singapore has reiterated its call for industry to step up and participate in the Smart Nation initiative, even as its Government continues the transition to a more collaborative approach to public sector IT procurement.
IDA warns Singtel over social media smear campaign
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said it has issued a stern warning to Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) for its role in a negative marketing campaign against competitors M1 Ltd and StarHub Mobile Pte Ltd
Accelerator avalanche and Singapore’s startup hub issue
Accelerator programmes are mushrooming in the tiny nation of Singapore, which is part of the plan – but there are still challenges in Singapore’s vision to become the startup hub of South-East Asia, writes Gabey Goh.
Week in Review: The vision is just the first step
The Smart Nation idea may have sounded like premium cotton candy at first, but Singapore is approaching it very logically, writes an impressed Gabey Goh.
Singapore’s Smart Nation moves into prototyping phase
Singapore’s Smart Nation mission is pushing ahead, with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) executive deputy chairman Steve Leonard declaring 2015 as “the year of prototyping.”
Cloud and security, and the changing Asian approach
Governments in Asia are getting more nuanced in their approach to cloud computing, but need to be more strategic in their approach to cybersecurity, according to experts at a Microsoft-hosted cybersecurity briefing.
Singapore aims to bridge digital divide with Home Access Programme
Singapore may already be one of the most connected nations in the world, but it is going further to ensure very citizen has access to a ‘digital lifestyle’ with a ‘Home Access Programme’ that is expected to benefit 8,000 households over the next four years.
Week in Review: Asean startups, Malaysian companies want you
DNA founder Karamjit Singh is excited about the clear trend of Malaysian corporates partnering with accelerators across Asean to create value for startups and themselves. Maybank has partnered with 1337 Ventures and a clutch of corporates has partnered with the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC).
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%.
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