Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 01 | Page 11

NEWS Alibaba Cloud to open Indonesia data centre by 2021 Availability Zone and the data scrubbing centre in Indonesia, which is hoped to be launched by 2021,” said the Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Johnny G. Plate. “We hope that the data management process in the centre will be in line with the Indonesian Government principles in data management, such as lawfulness, fairness and transparency.” Alibaba Cloud is set to launch its third data centre in Indonesia early next year, in response to the growing demand from its customers in the country. The expansion comes after Alibaba Cloud Indonesia built its first data centre in 2018. This was followed by the construction of a second data centre in 2019. The cloud computing giant revealed its plan to build its first ‘data scrubbing’ centre in the country, helping Indonesian customers to fend off cyberattacks. “On this very occasion, I would like to extend my congratulations to Alibaba Cloud for the on-going development of the The new data centre will also provide a comprehensive suite of cloud product and services from database, security, network to Machine Learning and data analytics. Since 2016 Alibaba Cloud Indonesia has introduced proven technologies from the Alibaba ecosystem to serve a wide array of Indonesian customers, including those in e-commerce, finance, logistics, gaming, education and media. Malaysia’s e-Census focuses on areas with high Internet access The first phase of implementing the Malaysian Population and Housing Census 2020 will be conducted online via the technology-friendly e-Census process and will continue until September 30. Malaysian Population and Housing Census 2020 Commissioner Datuk Seri, Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin, said about three million households had been selected to complete the task via e-Census, which includes residents living in high connectivity areas who have access to the Internet, which is an essential requirement in order to key in information into the e-Census. The census is conducted every 10 years but this time the process is set to be boosted by Malaysians’ willingness to accept the e-Census method. Rural areas will be focussed on in October for the second phase. A total of nine million residences had been listed, including three million households who will be filling out the census information via the e-Census process. Residents have been advised to utilise the three-month period given to them to fill out the online form candidly. They will be able to save their responses without having to answer all 106 questions in one go and are encouraged only to send the census form when they are satisfied and have completed all the questions. INTELLIGENTCIO 11