Agriculture has played a major role in the birth and expansion of human civilisation for tens of thousands of years. With each millennium that passes, humans have found new and innovative ways to further develop the process of farming, harvesting and livestock domesticating in order to achieve maximum output for the continuous survival of their kin. This principle is in no way any different from what we are currently facing now in the digital era, albeit with a little help from 21st century technology.

Read more: Agritech and the future of farming in Southeast Asia

Malaysia’s telecommunications industry is one that is simultaneously rich in history and revolutionary in its plans for the future. From the moment the first telegraph line was laid in Kuala Kangsar connecting the British Resident to the Deputy British Resident in Taiping in 1874, the country’s telecommunications field has undergone multiple metamorphoses to become the industry powerhouse it is today; effectively being one of the first few countries in Asia to fully embrace the inevitable changes that come with an evolving communications sector.

Read more: The evolution of Malaysia’s telecom industry

The fourth industrial revolution has arrived, bringing with it a digital cache of untapped potential ranging from biometrics to blockchain. Companies, enterprises and institutions across multiple sectors are now gunning to become the first within their industries to adopt, implement and fully utilize these emerging technologies that come with such rapid global digitisation. Out of all the new technologies that will undoubtedly change our lives, Big Data is the most crucial and in-demand field that not only allows us to harness incredible amounts of data at any given time, but helps us collect, curate and analyse specific aspects of that data that can be used to leverage actionable insight and ameliorate real-time decision making challenges. 

Read more: Big Data: Asia’s newest socio-economic ally

There has never been a better time for communications service providers (CSPs) to deliver Unified Communications (UC) services to businesses of all sizes. The global UC market is changing and growing rapidly as business users are more mobile than ever before and have higher expectations for advanced communications capabilities. These changes are creating new opportunities for CSPs to meet the needs of businesses today.

Read more: How to succeed in today’s UC market

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