Science and technology

Virus exposes gaps in Thailand’s clunky operating system:TDRI

Using digital data technologies to become a “smart government” is crucial if Thailand wants to restore national competency and keep up with the world.“It’s not enough for state agencies to have their digital data systems and applications,” said Itsakul Unahakate, a lecturer from Thammasat University’s ...

The Nation Reporter

New digital Robinhood arrives to help small businesses survive crisis

Purple Ventures, a subsidiary of SCB 10X, on Monday launched the food-delivery app Robinhood, which aims to help at least 16,000 small restaurants and merchants join the digital marketplace.The app will initially cover deliveries in Bangkok and its vicinity before expanding further early next year.Robinhood ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt struggles with 'tech-savvy' protesters

The government is struggling to deal with tech-savvy youth-led demonstrators who make the most use of information and communication technologies and social media platforms as a major tool in their anti-government campaign, academics and former protest leaders said.They also raised concern about possible confrontations between ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Facebook joins with Mekong River Commission to raise awareness about flood and drought in the Mekong

Facebook and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat today launched a collaboration initiative to provide early flood alert and drought monitoring information to riparian communities and governments in the Lower Mekong region.The first of its kind, the collaboration aims to raise awareness among the general public ...

Thai business ‘must transform faster to avoid digital disruption wave’

Thai companies must speed up their digital transformation to avoid the impact of a wave of disruption within the next five years, warns a new report by Deloitte Thailand.The Covid-19 crisis will accelerate that digital transformation, the report adds.Ninety-one executives from several industries participated in ...

The Nation Reporter

Room for improvement in Thai digital quality of life

Thailand ranks 63rd out of 85 countries in the digital quality of life (DQL) index based on research by privacy protection company Surfshark, trailing Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in Asean.The research assesses internet quality, affordability, e-security, online government services and e-infrastructure as key elements.Keep reading ...

Depa tries to provide local startups with digital edge

The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa) is stepping up efforts to work with the Commerce Ministry and other related agencies to strengthen local startups and boost demand for their services as a way to break up foreign digital platforms’ hold on the market.Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, president ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

RPA adoption projected to gain traction

The adoption of robotic process automation (RPA) technology in Thailand is projected to keep rising as a slew of businesses are gearing up for business process re-engineering with automation to improve their performance, says ABeam Consulting Thailand, the local operating unit of the Japan-based consulting ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

FPO makes use of satellite data

The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) is using satellites and carbon dioxide density measures to study economic conditions on a more continuous basis, according to senior officials at the Finance Ministry’s think tank.The data will allow the FPO to analyse data for areas to improve efficiency ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Govt to give grants to boost R&D

The government will provide grants and tax exemptions to private companies in a bid to promote research and development (R&D), especially for projects that serve the public interest.The Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council (NXPO) unveiled the government’s plan to ...

Thana Boonlert

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