Internet of Things
70% of respondents in Asia Pacific are seeing significant returns on IoT, global average 62%. 75% of respondents in Asia Pacific have the process in place to manage IoT security, versus global average of 69%.
Microsoft and KPMG in Singapore partner under the KPMG Digital Village programme to develop solutions to support business transformation and business model innovation endeavours.
Few IoT projects have actually come to fruition despite all the buzz, but a pilot project in Malaysia has gained some traction and could serve as a model for others, according to telco giant Ericsson.
Multimedia Development Corp (MDeC) plans to roll out initiatives next year to help accelerate the Internet of Things industry in Malaysia, starting with the manufacturing base.
Emerson Network Power has announced the appointment of Paul Churchill as vice president, South-East Asia sales, where he will oversee strategic initiatives to support enterprises in the region in optimising their critical infrastructure amid evolving technologies.
Not many manufacturers in Asia are jumping onto the IoT bandwagon – for the simple reason that they are too tied up with their day-to-day operations, according to Gartner research vice president Ganesh Ramamoorthy.
Accenture has opened an Internet of Things (IoT) Centre of Excellence for Resources in Singapore, which the company said would help companies transform their businesses through a combination of “deep industry experience and innovative technologies.”
Despite the diversity of the economies in South-East Asia, the region is ripe with opportunity for IoT players to enter, and drive adoption and development.
Malaysia has rolled out its National IoT Strategic Roadmap, with the expectation that the implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) would contribute RM9.5 billion (US$2.5 billion at current rates) to the country’s gross national income (GNI) by 2020, and RM42.5 billion (US$11.2 billion) by 2025.
Dell has announced the launch of its new Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway that it said would enable customers to kick off their IoT solution development projects.