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14 Nov 2016

IDC Publishes Report on Asia/Pacific Public Safety Market for 2016

Public Safety IT in the Asia/Pacific: The Race for Cyber and Safe City Dominance Hastens

SINGAPORE, Nov 14, 2016 – IDC Government Insights’ recently published the research, “Asia Pacific Public Safety Market" , which provides an Asia/Pacific level overview of public safety in terms of the current situation in Asia/Pacific countries, key market drivers for public safety projects, and major Smart City solutions related to public safety that are expected to redefine the overall Smart City ecosystem in the region.

There have been significant major advancements in public safety market through digital transformation in Asia Pacific region. These advancements have significantly altered the technology landscape in the national security and public safety spaces and have driven innovation, growth and changes in business models. At the same time, government policy frameworks have a big impact on the relative viability of business cases for smart safety and security solutions in different countries. Within these policy-frameworks, driving sustainability is an important element.

There is a significant partnering opportunity for government departments and institutions to work closely with experienced security solution providers for building smart safe cities. Smart City initiatives can tap on the extensive capabilities from national and international vendors so that government policymakers can enhance & improve the existing core capabilities and functionalities of smart security solutions as part of their responsibility.

“The value delivered by smart security solutions is fundamentally enabled by integrated systems of sensors, network connectivity, and data analytics. The technology enablers identified by IDC as 3rd Platform Pillars (e.g. big data & analytics, cloud, mobility, and social) and innovation accelerators (i.e. next gen security, cognitive systems, natural interfaces, and IoT) all for a critical part of how public safety organizations need to bring together technology capabilities into an integrated smart safe IT environment,” says Shreyashi Pal, Market Analyst, IDC Asia/Pacific Government and Education Insights.

“Technological Growth in security Intelligence Community platforms would enable organizations to pool anonymized data so all members can benefit from the combined knowledge gleaned from many sources. Data sharing will help security analysts speed up threat identification and detection, thereby minimizing risk, averting attacks, and improving the protection of critical assets. Emerging technologies like Cognitive computing and machine learning often work together to improve the tasks of sorting and analyzing vast amounts of data, drawing conclusions, and providing answers, predictions, and/or probabilities.” says Gerald Wang, Head of IDC Asia/Pacific Government and Education Insights.

IDC recommends in the report for security solution providers to partner with local governments in order to showcase solution functionality, develop safe cities based on the preference and need, and to develop best practices in public safety. The vendors should use agile methodology to keep their customer involved during the entire process of collaboration. Moreover, IDC advises public safety organizations to establish a platform for collaborative action and response. It has to focus on developing a security focused culture among the citizens to develop a mindset that is highly alert & aware of cyber-threat, suspicious of unidentified physical objects, and consistently mindful of suspicious persons. Organizations should educate and train people to foster security-oriented culture.

For more information on obtaining this report, please contact, Gerald Wang at or Shreyashi Pal at For media inquiries or to set up an interview with the analyst please contact Tessa Rago or Alvin Afuang

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For more information, contact:

Alvin Afuang
+63917 7974596

Shreyashi Pal

Gerald Wang
+65 68297742

Theresa Rago
+65 91593053