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Chinese tech companies are at it again

Chinese tech companies are at it again

A reminder on the importance of both scalable systems and load testing. The recent Philippines' attempt to expand its national ID programme had a number of issues when they introduced a two-factor authentication system. PhilSys, as it is known, started out just fine when registrations began in 2020, when paper forms were still used. This in itself was a little strange as the purpose of the new system was to do away with the need to present physical documents when interacting with government agencies. PhilSys the digital ID system was marketed as such and promised transformation and other buzzwords including easier opening of bank accounts. All of this would also help everyone involved during Covid times. After 28 million paper applications, the digital system was turned on and in the first hour 40,000 people tried to register. The system promptly fell over due to the load and inability to scale quickly. Most IT people will admit to a similar experience in their past, but by 2021 there are surely enough historical examples of what will happen if you don't do sufficient load testing before a major release like this.

12 May 2021
Bangkok ranks top in Asia for digital nomads

Bangkok ranks top in Asia for digital nomads

Bangkok is the most popular city in Asia for digital nomads and ranks fourth globally thanks to affordable internet and living costs, according to a study by Resume.io, a Netherlands-based online resume maker.

3 May 2021 28

Tech firms unite to help battle virus

Some 36 tech organisations, in coordination with the Digital Council of Thailand (DCT) and the Medical Council of Thailand (TMC), have vowed to provide digital solutions and infrastructure for three pilot field hospitals as they join the effort to fight the pandemic.

1 May 2021 1
Tech firms unite to help battle virus
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12 May 2021

Chinese tech companies are at it again

A reminder on the importance of both scalable systems and load testing. The recent Philippines' attempt to expand its national ID programme had a number of issues when they introduced a two-factor authentication system. PhilSys, as it is known, started out just fine when registrations began in 2020, when paper forms were still used. This in itself was a little strange as the purpose of the new system was to do away with the need to present physical documents when interacting with government agencies. PhilSys the digital ID system was marketed as such and promised transformation and other buzzwords including easier opening of bank accounts. All of this would also help everyone involved during Covid times. After 28 million paper applications, the digital system was turned on and in the first hour 40,000 people tried to register. The system promptly fell over due to the load and inability to scale quickly. Most IT people will admit to a similar experience in their past, but by 2021 there are surely enough historical examples of what will happen if you don't do sufficient load testing before a major release like this.

12 May 2021
Chinese tech companies are at it again
8 May 2021

China cracks down on app notifications

BEIJING: China’s internet watchdog says it will ban some mobile app notifications and tighten regulations as the government ramps up a campaign to rein in the growing influence of internet companies over people’s daily lives.

8 May 2021 17
China cracks down on app notifications
4 May 2021

Ransomware targeting Asean SMEs drops

The global cybersecurity company Kaspersky has reported a significant decrease in the number of ransomware attempts it detected and foiled last year among small and medium enterprise (SME) users in Southeast Asia.

4 May 2021
Ransomware targeting Asean SMEs drops
3 May 2021

Apple's App Store draws developer ire and legal challenge

SAN FRANCISCO: While Apple chief Tim Cook touts the brand's App Store as an economic miracle, Fortnite-maker Epic Games says developers suffer under its tyranny.

3 May 2021 1
Apple's App Store draws developer ire and legal challenge
3 May 2021

Bangkok ranks top in Asia for digital nomads

Bangkok is the most popular city in Asia for digital nomads and ranks fourth globally thanks to affordable internet and living costs, according to a study by Resume.io, a Netherlands-based online resume maker.

3 May 2021 28
Bangkok ranks top in Asia for digital nomads
2 May 2021

Fortnite maker girds for epic court clash with Apple

SAN FRANCISCO - In a court clash with potentially huge repercussions for the world of mobile tech, Fortnite maker Epic Games takes on Apple starting Monday aiming to break the grip of the iPhone maker on its online marketplace.

2 May 2021 1
Fortnite maker girds for epic court clash with Apple
1 May 2021

Tech firms unite to help battle virus

Some 36 tech organisations, in coordination with the Digital Council of Thailand (DCT) and the Medical Council of Thailand (TMC), have vowed to provide digital solutions and infrastructure for three pilot field hospitals as they join the effort to fight the pandemic.

1 May 2021 1
Tech firms unite to help battle virus
30 Apr 2021

Spending on cloud computing hits $42bn worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO: A record-high $41.8 billion was spent on cloud computing in the recently ended quarter as businesses leaned heavily on the internet to survive the pandemic, market tracker Canalys said on Thursday.

30 Apr 2021 1
Spending on cloud computing hits $42bn worldwide
30 Apr 2021

Public cloud spending to rise sharply

Thailand's spending on public cloud services is expected to surge 31.7% year-on-year to 26.8 billion baht in 2021, in tandem with strong growth seen worldwide due to the pandemic, says global tech research firm Gartner.

30 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2021

Speedy, not pricey

The Samsung Galaxy A52 is affordable yet delivers on performance and speed.

30 Apr 2021
Speedy, not pricey