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Top 10 ASEAN IT stories of 2019

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 ASEAN IT stories of 2019

Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most innovative companies, from the largest firms like DBS Bank to fast-growing unicorns such as Grab and Go-Jek. All these companies have one thing in common – a dogged determination to become digital transformers and disrupters.

Over the year, Computer Weekly looked at how the region is embracing technology, not for its own sake but to become more nimble, secure and to overcome the challenges of a growing economy.

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 ASEAN IT stories of 2019.

1. DBS Bank goes big on open source

Besides using a slew of open source software, DBS Bank is looking to contribute some of its own projects to the open source community in future.

2. Why Singapore’s GovTech is building an IoT technology stack

Government Technology Agency has built an internet of things technology stack to level the playing field for smaller firms and drive innovation in public sector IoT projects.

3. How APAC firms can unleash the power of creative disruption

Regional business leaders at the Leap Summit in Malaysia talked up the blueprint for creative disruption, which includes scaling up an idea and overcoming the distribution challenge, among other areas.

4. Malaysian transport ministry calls for use of technology to solve traffic challenges

The Malaysian government wants to tap telematics, IoT and other nascent technologies to improve road safety and ease traffic congestion.

5. Southeast Asian ‘white hat’ urges more countries to sign the Paris Call

A renowned ethical hacker in Malaysia has called for more nations to support the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace to counter the threat of cyber warfare.

6. Malaysian state investment fund adopts Alibaba Cloud

Permodalan Nasional chooses Alibaba Cloud for hybrid cloud architecture to boost speed to market and gain scalability.

7. How Singapore’s NTUC Enterprise is embracing digital transformation

NTUC Enterprise is starting to look more like a technology company, employing DevOps to speed up software development and developing new digital business models even as cultural barriers to transformation remain.

8. How ASEAN firms are turning data into critical assets

From enabling consumers to track their energy consumption to improving business operations, businesses in ASEAN are starting to put their data to good use.

9. Drone tech and the roar of Malaysia’s flying dragons

Malaysia is ramping up initiatives to speed up the global growth of local technology champions in the drone tech sector.

10. IBM’s APAC CEO talks up next chapter of cloud adoption

In the next phase of cloud adoption, enterprises will need to manage multiple cloud environments, as well as data to scale up their use of artificial intelligence technology.

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