Smart Nation

Without trust and security, forget your smart nation/ city
Much has been said about the great possibilities and potential good a smart city can bring to people, but not enough has been said about the security and trust needed for adoption.
Analytics to put the ‘smart’ in Singapore’s Smart Nation: IDC-SAS study
In the next five years, Singapore’s push to becoming a Smart Nation will propel the adoption of analytics as government agencies focus on investment in data, infrastructure and talent for data-driven insights, according to a recent International Data Corporation (IDC) research paper commissioned by SAS.
Most people believe technology can lead to better living: Microsoft survey
7 in 10 people believe that technology will be a catalyst in improving the quality of life, according to a survey by Microsoft Corp, which also found Singapore as the most admired city in Asia Pacific.
Datasets for the rest of us, via Data.gov.sg
The IDA launched Data.gov.sg in June 2011 as a repository for publicly-available datasets, originally aimed at so-called ‘power users,’ but is now taking it a step further.
Singapore’s Internet cutoff (and the resounding silence from the industry)
Does an ‘air-gap’ philosophy have a place and time in today’s hyper-connected world? And why is the industry so hesitant to weigh in? Benjamin Cher reports.
Microsoft and Singapore’s NUS in data science pact
Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative received a boost with the twin announcement of a new data science institute and the signing of an MoU between Microsoft and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Corporation on data science research.
New EY centre to tackle critical infrastructure security
EY will be opening a new regional centre of excellence in Singapore to tackle critical infrastructure cybersecurity, a first-of-its-kind facility in Asia.
Dell opens regional IoT lab in Singapore
Dell, in collaboration with Intel, launched an IoT lab in Singapore which will focus on public safety, industrial automation, and healthcare.
Singapore to issue RFP for eSIM card trial
The city-state is launching a trial for over-the-air subscription management of the SIM cards embedded in IoT devices.
The future of the IoT in Singapore
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.
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