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.
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.
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 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.
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 mission is pushing ahead, with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) executive deputy chairman Steve Leonard declaring 2015 as “the year of prototyping.”
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 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.
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).
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%.