IDC Asia/Pacific has released as report assessing Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) organizations' maturity and progress in their digital transformation initiatives, saying it shows Asia/Pacific organizations to be still at a nascent stage of digital transformation, with 45.4 percent of enterprises surveyed operating at the basic ad hoc level (ie digital resisters) and yet to establish basic digital transformation capabilities and adopt digital solutions systematically.

Read more: Asia Pacific lagging in digital maturity, says IDC

NEC Corporation and its Indian subsidiary, NEC Technologies India Private Limited (NTI), have set up a center in India dedicated to the support of open source software (OSS).

'The OSS Technology Center aims to strengthen the organizational structure for supporting global enterprises in building systems based on OSS, to reinforce collaboration with international OSS vendors and to provide rapid technical support to users who construct systems operated globally using OSS,' NEC said.

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Cisco has published the latest edition of the Cisco Visual Networking Index, forecasting global IP traffic to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent over the next five years as more than one billion new Internet users grow the global Internet community from three billion in 2015 to 4.1 billion by 2020.

Read more: Cisco tips Internet traffic to triple by 2020

New Zealand is hoping to boost its technology trade with Vietnam: it has opened a new Kiwi technology center at Quang Trung Software City, in Ho Chi Minh City, to act as a hub for New Zealand technology companies investing in and doing business in Vietnam and the ASEAN region.

Read more: New Zealand eyes Vietnam's technology market

A new research report produced by Google and Temasek is forecasting Southeast Asia's internet economy to grow to about $US200 billion by 2025, from $US31 billion last year, spearheaded by the e-commerce, leisure travel, and online gaming and digital advertisements sectors. It says that, to realize these opportunities, the region needs an injection of up to $US50 billion worth of investments over the next 10 years.

Read more: Strong growth tipped for SE Asia's internet economy

The US Government's development finance institution, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), has commenced the initial disbursement of a $250 million loan to Apollo Towers Myanmar to fund the rollout of its mobile tower network. It is OPIC's first financing in Myanmar.

Read more: US Overseas Private Investment Corporation pumps $250m into Myanmar mobile tower company

Inmarsat says a survey of airline passengers worldwide, commissioned from GfK, shows soaring demand for in-flight broadband in Asia Pacific, with nine out of ten respondents from the region saying the availability of onboard connectivity would influence their choice of airline and over two thirds willing to pay for the service.

Read more: Asia Pacific airline passenger eager for in-flight broadband

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