Pure Storage introduces data platform for VN businesses

Vietnam ICT Summit 2016 officially launched today under the theme “Digital revolution - Opportunities and Challenges”. The conference attracted the participation of over 500 delegates including senior leaders of ministries, industries and localities; leaders of business groups, state corporations, banks, businesses and organisations that have a large demand for IT applications to improve competitiveness. Particularly, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended and delivered a speech at the event. Deputy Prime Minister, cum chairman of the National Committee for IT Applications Vu Duc Dam also took part in the conference. Key discussion at the conference this year focuses on four main topics including building start-up nation; the Internet of Things trend, Smart City; IT infrastructure development, cyber security and IT human resource development. Presiding at the talks are reputable persons, along with guests from relevant government agencies and localities as well as experts and reputable industry leaders across the country and abroad. As the pioneer in the technology invention with broad and extensive experiences in IT solutions and applications, especially the leading capabilities in infrastructure, applications, cloud services and big data processing, Microsoft is the key guest of the whole event and intensive seminar as “Development of IT human resources” and “Trend of IoT and Smart City”. During the main presentations and speeches, speakers from Microsoft shared about the challenges facing the fourth technology revolutions, including data and information break the record of speed up; demand for advanced information analysis and data processing increased; cloud computing become the inevitable trend for…... [read more]

Today, Microsoft Vietnam collaborated with HP to introduce new SQL Server 2016 data platform solution with comprehensive application in flexible and optimum ways in organisations and enterprises, particularly in regional market. This set of solutions will bring a secure, stable, high-performance data platform with high compatibility for enterprises that need to solve the problem of information extraction and decision-making, thus stabilising operation and enhancing competitiveness to create a stronger business development opportunity. Microsoft’s new data platform launching event, a part of the "SQL Server 2016 Data Driven" conference, was organised in Ho Chi Minh City with the participation of large corporate customers, partners and nationwide media. The world today, from businesses to industries, is strongly controlled by technology. This shift derived from three key trends: the explosion of data, information from machine learning and advanced analytical tools, and the sharp and economic of cloud computing. Thus, enterprises, organisations having the ability to explore and use data to make smarter business decisions will become outstanding compared to their competitors. The fact proves that ‘data-driven’ exploration and application is top reasons to transform business method and create "business of the future". "The integration of cloud, mobility and data is changing the way modern enterprises do business. This is resulting in arisen data-driven demands, which makes business transform into a digital model, transform data into actionable insights, predict the trend and develop new revenues," said Vu Minh Tri, general director of Microsoft Vietnam. "Therefore, data analysing and predicting are essential elements that help…... [read more]

Microsoft Asia today unveiled findings from its first ever Asia Data Culture Study 2016, which showed that while 91 per cent of business leaders polled in Southeast Asia agreed that it is important for their organisation to have an agile business that is data-driven, only less than half of them (44 per cent) said they have a full digital strategy in place. Business leaders also identified gaps in their organisations’ ability to drive data driven decision making. The study polled 940 business leaders from medium to large companies in 13 markets in Asia, including 269 senior business leaders in Southeast Asia, namely Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. Respondents were surveyed on their organisations’ digital and data strategy, and readiness for the digital economy. According to the study, 87 per cent of business leaders in Southeast Asia feel that the data culture should be driven top down, and there should be a formalised role in the leadership team to drive a successful adoption of their data strategy. Most business leaders felt that the data strategy should be led by the CEO. Emerging roles like Chief Data Officer and Chief Digital Officer are also increasing in importance. In Vietnam, business leaders believe that the CEO should lead the championing of Data Culture within the company, followed by emerging roles such as the Chief Data Officer and Chief Digital Officer. Business leaders in Vietnam seem to be open to harnessing information in new ways. The study showed that they rated, in…... [read more]

Visual of an article from Vietnam on Dealstreetasia.com HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Singapore-based media venture DealStreetAsia Pte Ltd announced on December 15 it had seed funding from Asian investors to strengthen the existing team and expand operations to Hong Kong and China. The venture is focusing on the Vietnamese market also. The size of the investment has not been disclosed, while the investors are founder and CEO of India’s largest mobile commerce platform Paytm Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the Singapore Angel Network and the Hindustan Times Media Group, which publishes media products in India and Singapore. Proceeds from this round would also be used in the launch of the company’s deal analytics and data platform, DealStreetAsia said, adding that it expected a larger Series-A round in Q1 next year. DealStreetAsia currently has direct presence in India and seven ASEAN countries, including Viet Nam, after more than a year of its launch. In Southeast Asia, it has emerged as a leading full-fledged financial portal, which tracks the world’s most promising emerging and frontier markets, with an average of more than 40 news and analysis stories daily, including on the business of start-ups. “Asia is at the centre of the new world economic order. At DealStreetAsia, I found the team to be producing credible stories from this region for the world. It is my pleasure and honour to be part of this story,” Paytm CEO Vijay Sharma said. — VNS... [read more]

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GrabTaxi, Southeast Asia's largest taxi-booking mobile phone app, is co-operating with the World Bank to provide local governments in Southeast Asia with innovative, open-source data technology to transform public transport for 620 million residents in the region, including Viet Nam. Traffic congestion and road safety affect both the quality of life and economic opportunities for taxi drivers and passengers in developing economies. The World Bank-GrabTaxi partnership provides an award-winning, open-source data platform, OpenTraffic, at no cost to local governments in the Philippines, Indonesia and Viet Nam to improve traffic congestion and road safety. The programme is being piloted with local governments in cities in which GrabTaxi operates: Cebu, Manila, Davao City, Jakarta, HCM City and Ha Noi. The programme empowers local transportation agencies to monitor real-time traffic conditions and collect historic travel time data. As a result, governments will be able to make better, evidence-based decisions that previously had been out of reach, including decisions about traffic signal timing plans, public transit provisions, roadway infrastructure needs, emergency traffic management, and travel demand management. Anthony Tan, GrabTaxi founder and group CEO, said: "We are a social startup and this partnership will drive GrabTaxi closer towards our social mission to significantly improve the lives of our drivers and passengers, and ultimately change the way 620 million people move in Southeast Asia. Together with the World Bank and local governments, we look forward to improving road safety and traffic congestion in the cities where we operate." VNS... [read more]

The adoption and effective implementation of IT progress in administrative reform at commune and district levels in Danang have brought many positive changes in recent years. One big challenge set for Danang authorities is to integrate the current infrastructure and diversified IT platform into a unified entity, paving the way for the development of a modern administration platform, where people enjoy public services quickly and efficiently. This is an essential step in implementing the vision of Danang authorities in bringing the city into an intelligent and worth-to-live place. Danang city's data center is considered the 'brain' for the whole IT system, the technical infrastructure to spur e-government deployment. Towards this goal, Danang city has chosen to deploy cloud data center solution with Microsoft's open platform as the core platform including Windows Server 2012 R2, System Centre 2012 R2 and Data center 2012. Danang has succeeded in developing a modern, powerful and effective cloud data center by leveraging Microsoft's open platform. Unlike existing solutions which require replacement of current IT systems, Microsoft's open platform solution can interact, integrate seamlessly with existing systems in Danang, including applications using open source by Java or PHP, providing a familiar and friendly platform interface. Besides the cost savings re-invested in information technology, deploying open platform solutions also help Danang authorities do away with interruptions, enabling smooth and high quality services to the public. The deployment of open platform solutions also helps the city authorities to avoid situations caused by data and information interruption, delivering public…... [read more]

Microsoft Vietnam today announced the launch of new data platform solutions which includes SQL Server 2014, Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service (ISS) which enables Internet of Things and Analytics Platform System (APS), a low cost Big-Data-in-a-Box appliance. >> Microsoft helps enterprises embrace mobile-first, cloud-first world >> Microsoft reveals shift in cybercriminal tactics >> ICT as enabler to transform education >> Microsoft officially welcomes the Nokia Devices and Services business These new data platform solutions enable Microsoft to deliver the most comprehensive data platform to organisations looking to harness greater business value from their information today. Microsoft also shared the results of new IDC research, showing that companies that take a comprehensive approach to data stand to realise an additional 60 per cent return on their data assets — an Asia Pacific opportunity of $278 billion. Built for the era of ambient intelligence, Microsoft's comprehensive data platform includes new Internet of Things capabilities and provides customers the building blocks they need to combine all of their data, analyse it for insights and quickly deliver those insights to people who can take action. "Data is the currency of business, and Microsoft is helping companies increase the return on that currency by connecting data across their company, connecting it to the world's data, enriching it through analysis and delivering insights to as many people as possible - as quickly as possible," Hoang Song Nga, Microsoft Vietnam's Server and Tools lead said. "At Microsoft, our goal is to bring Big Data insights to a…... [read more]

At the Worldwide Partner Conference today, Microsoft Corp. announced CityNext, a global initiative empowering cities, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their futures and cultivate vibrant communities. Cities are centres of industrial, economic and entrepreneurial activity that fuel the rest of the world's success. But cities increasingly encounter compelling forces, such as rapid urbanisation, modernisation mandates, and economic austerity pressures. Microsoft CityNext offers cities a vast and diverse Microsoft Partner Network of more than 430,000 technology experts across the globe to innovate today and create a better tomorrow. Leveraging a broad portfolio of familiar and security-enhanced consumer to business software, devices and services and Microsoft's history of successful education and social programmes, CityNext is a collective effort that enables cities and their people to accomplish what's next. "Cities play a vital role in our lives — both now and in the future. Microsoft's CityNext initiative puts people first and builds on this new era of collaborative technology to engage citizens, business and government leaders in new ways," said Laura Ipsen, corporate vice president of Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector. "Working with our vast Microsoft Partner Network, we can scale solutions and services to do 'New with Less,' enabling cities to better compete in the global marketplace, drive citizen engagement, and foster economic, social and environmental sustainability." Transforming operations and infrastructure CityNext helps leaders make the most of their existing investments to find new ways to overcome challenges and reach their goals. With the new era of innovation, cities can enable new capabilities…... [read more]

NANNING (VNS)— China joined with ASEAN member states on Saturday to launch a co-operative science and technology plan on the sidelines of the ninth China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Under the plan, key areas of co-operation would include development of national science strategies, planning and management of major scientific programmes, disaster prevention, information technology and space technology. The two sides also initiated their first co-operative programme under the plan, under which a satellite data platform based on Chinese satellite data resources would be shared with ASEAN countries to help forecast farm output, monitor the environment and anticipate natural disasters. The China-ASEAN science and technology partnership was first proposed by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the 14 th China-ASEAN summit held on the Indonesian island of Bali in November of last year. For last week's ASEAN-China Expo, representatives from as many as 200 Vietnamese and Chinese businesses gathered to discuss ways to expand trade between China and the Southeast Asian bloc. The event also included a Viet Nam-China (Guangxi) business co-operation forum, formed as part of the China-ASEAN Business-Investment Summit and organised by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). Participating businesses operate in the fields of construction, equipment, materials and agricultural processing. Bilateral trade between Viet Nam and China enjoyed annual growth of 32 per cent during 2000-10. It grew 30.7 per cent in 2011 to US$35.7 billion, said the deputy head of VCCI's international relations department, Pham Quang Thinh. Trade between…... [read more]




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