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HCM City (VNA) – Leaders of 400 Vietnamese enterprises heard Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak speak about the latest information technology trends and the importance of cloud computing and use of Big Data in today's global business environment at a conference held on December 2 in HCM City.

In the digital era, enterprises with updated technologies will have an advantage in competitiveness, he said.

But the technology system of Vietnam is still low compared with other countries in the world, according to a report from World Bank.

This has hindered Vietnamese enterprises from taking advantage of opportunities to participate in projects invested in by foreign companies.

In recent years, however, more Vietnamese enterprises have started using cloud computing and Big Data in their businesses.

Speaking at the SMAC (Social – Mobile – Analytics - Cloud) 2015 conference organised by Mobifone for the first time in Vietnam, Wozniak said that the cloud would develop quickly as more and more people use mobile devices that can access data anywhere in the world.

Information technology continues to have a profound effect on people's lives, with vast internet penetration worldwide, allowing people across the globe to interact on any topic.

Le Nam Tra, Chairman of Mobifone, said that his company wanted to ensure that the Vietnamese enterprise community would stay connected with the latest technology.

This would create a revolution in management and business operation in Vietnam, he said.

Internet subscriptions and mobile devices have empowered enterprises and customers as more work is being done online, according to audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG.

Vietnam has 39.8 million internet users. At least 44 percent of them use ADSL. There are 32.4 million users of the internet on mobile devices in the country.-VNA