Third Platform

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%.
Asian FSIs expect IT budgets to grow in 2015: IDC
Two out of every five decision-makers in Asia’s financial institutions are expecting growth in IT budgets to exceed 10% in 2015 as the industry collectively renews its resolution to further digitise its practices, according to IDC Financial Insights.
APAC cities to kickstart pervasive IoT adoption in 2015: IDC
IDC Government Insights predicts that several regional authorities will develop new sourcing models for transformational ICT such as ‘third platform technologies’ (cloud, big data, mobility and social business); smart city programmes; and for connected smart machines and intelligent sensors leading to the eventual construct of Internet of Things (IoT) landscapes.
Singapore’s first data science academy launched
Temasek Polytechnic (TP), Pivotal Software and EMC have announced a strategic partnership to launch the TP-Pivotal Data Science Academy.
Five drivers for APAC IT services spending in 2015: IDC
IDC's 2014 IT Services Survey results reveal that the top five focus areas for IT services spending in the coming 12 months are IT infrastructure resources consolidation; security enhancement; IT-enabled business innovation; social applications; and big data and analytics.
BMC Software gears up in pursuit of APAC opportunity
With a new "laser-focus" on the Asia Pacific region, BMC Software seeks to beef up its management bench and sports a refreshed solutions portfolio to ensure customers get the tools they need to adapt.
IDC's top 10 predictions for 2015: Innovation on 3rd Platform
IDC envisions 2015 will be a year of accelerating innovation on the Third Platform.
Emerson, Schneider leaders in Asia's data centre infra market: IDC
Emerson Network Power and Schneider Electric hold prominent positions within the ‘Leaders’ category for 2014, according to IDC’s new vendor assessment and market analysis profiling the leading providers in Asia Pacific excluding Japan’s (APeJ) Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) market.
EMC Isilon aims for bigger slice of pie in Malaysia
Believes its solutions and infra can help companies move to the ‘third platform’ Eyeing sectors like telco, FSI, media, government and healthcare for growth
Most Singapore IT pros lack confidence on new tech: SolarWinds study
Singapore's IT personnel are not receiving  the right training to best advise their businesses regarding emerging technologies, IT management software provider SolarWinds said, citing the results of a study it conducted.
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