Smarter computing is the trend of the future as it allows enterprises to do more with less, speakers said at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on June 7.

More than 1,000 attendees are taking part in the Technology Conference and expo at the city's Intercontinental Hotel.

Innovative computing via smart phones and tablets are allowing companies to do more than ever before. But risks to data are higher as well.

The demand to protect data has grown as the amount of volume and different kinds of information have greatly increased.

By 2020, 450 billion online-business transactions are expected to occur each day, speakers said at the conference, held by IBM Vietnam.

However, only one in five businesses are able to allocate more than half of their IT budgets to innovation, the conference heard.

Smarter computing, including leveraging cloud technology and unlocking the power of big data, saves companies and individuals time, costs, power and space at data centres.-VNA