Author: DC2020

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In today’s era of disruption and transformation, open banking represents a fundamental shift in the concept of banking. Turning it into an industry where customers can offer their data to third parties, in return for more personalised services. In the Asia Pacific region, this is happening at high speed. By 2020, 99 out of 100 executives at large banks plan to invest in open banking initiatives....

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Consider a standard financial exchange, such as buying property. Various intermediaries are involved, each requiring fees for their involvement. Whether that’s verifying, querying or confirming a transaction. Naturally, the more links there are in a chain, the more delays are likely to occur. The result is that buyers and sellers are regularly left waiting, without clear knowledge of how things are progressing. As a digital ledge technology...

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What will the data centre landscape look like in the year 2020? Data volumes are rising exponentially. AI technologies are fuelling disruption and transformation. Cloud infrastructure and architecture are scaling and evolving. The pace of change means data centres must adapt. DigitalCentre2020 reached out to 1,000 IT & data leaders to find out how. View the infographic below to find out their responses: (click to enlarge) ...

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APAC’s financial services industry continues its dramatic technology-fuelled pace of change. Almost $15bn of fintech investment poured into the region last year, a trend expected to grow to $70+bn in revenue by 2020. What’s more, levels of insurtech investment eclipsed that of North America for the first time. Of course, this is partly down to China and India, home to several fintech unicorns. However, there’s much...

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It’s official: Private data exchange via interconnection will exceed public internet traffic by 2020. That’s according to a new report from the world’s largest IBX data centre and colocation provider. Equinix’s latest Global Interconnection Index finds the capacity for business-to-business bandwidth is growing nearly double the rate of the public internet, and 6 times the volume of IP traffic worldwide. What is interconnection and why is it...

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Today few conversations in tech and digital transformation are complete without a reference to Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, AI is a topic that’s been around since 1950. That’s when Alan Turing (cracker of the Enigma code in WW2), published his seminal research paper ‘Computing Machinery and Intelligence’. This posed the question ‘Can machines think?’, and introduced the Turing Test, which tested a machine’s ability to be indistinguishable...

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Singapore is leading the way when it comes to autonomous robots. The latest example is the launch of Robot-As-A-Service (RaaS) in the city-state. The OR-3, developed by OTSAW Digital, will support security guards with tasks such as patrolling areas and sending real-time surveillance information back to managers. The 1.6-metre-high robots are equipped with a comprehensive supply of security tools. These include laser scanners, multiple cameras for 360-degree...

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will undoubtedly have a huge impact on any business concerned with data. Failure to comply means heavy financial penalties – up to 4% of annual worldwide turnover, or up to EUR20 million, whichever is the greater. The EU describes it as ‘the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years’. Hang on, you might say. This...

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We’re now over halfway through a year heralded by IDC as the ‘Dawn of the DX (digital transformation) Economy’. This is the "inflection point as digital transformation efforts shift from 'project' or 'initiative' status to strategic business imperative," explained Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst at IDC. "Every (growing) enterprise, regardless of age or industry, must become 'digital native' in the way its executives and...

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Interest in driverless cars is high among Asia-Pacific consumers. Over 50% would consider buying or hiring an autonomous vehicle, according to an Intel/Inuit study. Reasons cited include the environment, more enjoyable commuting, and easier parking. It may be a while before driverless cars are on APAC’s roads. However, there are plenty of initiatives already under way. Let’s take a look at some… Japan Japan is home to the...

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