Internet of Things
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Toys, cars and even refrigerators are being hooked up to the internet, but more must be done to stop your appliances turning into botnets.
New smart-city digital technologies involving the Internet of Things are being adopted by the nation’s largest cities and could help spur economic development through industrial transformation. Some of the leading examples so far are the eTag electronic toll collection system, the EasyCard payment platform, and the Wi-Fi system on the Taoyuan Metro. Under planning is a smart-machinery center in Taichung.
David Green takes a deep dive into what the 'Asia Silicon Valley' plan really means for Taiwan.
Surviving The IoT Era: Taiwan Government Proposes Measures Encouraging Startups and Related Industries
In face of the arrival of the IoT era, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and president-elect Tsai Ing-wen both brought up measures to encourage the development of relevant industries. While the former plans to bring together local startups and enterprises, the latter focuses on the development of five industries to establish a foothold in the IoT era.
The penetration rate of smartphones in Taiwan has reached up to 78%, ranking among the top ten in the world and top five in Asia. This shows that Taiwan has a mature environment for mobile marketing and offers many opportunities to Taiwan’s small and medium enterprises. A growing trend of Internet of Things (IoT) also poses as a new frontier for new start-ups and businesses.