Edge computing is an important key to enterprises’ IT infrastructure strategies and the digital economy. A recent survey by TRA found that 51 percent of IT experts in Asia Pacific have begun applying hybrid IT solutions, combining edge computing, public cloud computing and on-premises infrastructure. Edge computing was chosen by more than 1,100 CTOs as the priority task for the next 12 months. The deployment of edge computing has been going strongly in neighboring markets, according to the report. 79 percent of surveyed institutions in Indonesia have applied edge computing, or have understanding about edge computing. Many of them have been applying edge solutions for advanced projects as well. Meanwhile, Thai businesses plan to step up the use of edge computing in the next 24 months for customers’ experience-oriented projects. TRA’s report confirmed the superiority of the positive effects of these solutions. As much as 72 percent surveyed subjects recognized the benfits of … [Read more...] about How can businesses use edge computing effectively?
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"Dustin Phuc Nguyen gave up a potential TV host career as a VJ for MTV channel in 2016 to co-start his YouTube channel, Dustin On The Go, where he hosts his own creative shows, starring top celebrities and influencers," YouTube said in a blog post on June 18. Dustin Phuc Nguyen is among four pioneering LGBTQ+ creators in Southeast Asia. Photo courtesy of YouTube. Many of his talk shows have become very popular, including ‘Bar Stories,’ in which he meets and talks with celebrities while drinking cocktails, and ‘Caraoke with Dustin.’ He came out as gay in a talk show on national television in 2019 and has since been an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. In 2020, he ran ‘Love Is Blind,’ a blind date talk show that connected couples of all genders. "We want to explore topics that are often on the sidelines of the mainstream discussion," he once told media outlet Vietcetera in an interview. "There are many untold stories in this world and even more talented … [Read more...] about Vietnamese YouTuber among four pioneering Southeast Asian LGBTQ+ creators
First-quarter low growth seeks solutions The nation's economic growth in the first half of the year was at a rate lower than that targeted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic hurting production and business activities. The government is mulling over new solutions to drive the economy forwards, with some international forecasts still proving upbeat. Based on economic performance in the first five months of this year, the government has just reported to the National Assembly Standing Committee its fresh forecast that the economy’s total GDP in the first six months of this year will be nearly VND4 quadrillion (US$174.4 billion), up about 5.8% year-on-year, or 0.42 percentage points lower than the target of 6.22% as set out in the Resolution No.01/NQ-CP released on January 1 on the key tasks for the implementation of the socioeconomic development plan and state budget estimates for 2021. The 5.8% rise will also be 0.12 percentage points lower than the government’s … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JUNE 19
The non-binding code is aimed at building ethical standards for behavior on social networks and creating a safe and healthy online environment. The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) on June 17 issued a code of conduct on social networks targeting users and service providers in Vietnam. The code encourages users to sign up with accurate personal data, share reliable information, and behave in ways that match traditional moral and cultural values of Vietnam. It recommended that the users should not use hateful words, inciting violence, and discrimination based on regions, gender and religion. Social network users should not post unlawful contents or information that slanders others, the code read. They must refrain from using offensive language, going against national customs and traditions, spreading fake news or conducting illegal advertising that undermine social order and safety. The code of conduct encourages users to promote the … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s MIC issues code of conduct on social networks
In his remarks, Lao Party Secretary and President Thongloun Sisoulith stressed that cooperation and solidarity among Asian countries are extremely important in the fight against COVID-19. Regional countries need to share and learn from each other about digital economy, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, information data platforms, and science and technology know-how, he said. Developed countries should look behind and support slower developing countries, towards developing a prosperous Asia in the future, the Lao leader said. Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said stabilising the regional situation is a prerequisite for economic recovery and development of Asian countries. Pakistan hopes to build cooperative and peaceful relations with all neighbouring countries, he said, noting that it is necessary to build a peaceful dialogue environment to resolve disputes. In the framework of the conference, a session discussing relations between Asia and the new government … [Read more...] about Future of Asia conference promotes cooperation for economic recovery