Author: DC2020

industrial screws

Asia Pacific is in prime position to take advantage of next-generation manufacturing technologies. That’s according to a new document from the World Economic Forum. The Readiness for the Future of Production Report 2018 (pdf) identifies Singapore as an ‘early leader’ in its manufacturing transformations. The city-state is the world’s fourth-largest exporter of high-tech goods. To augment its lofty position, the government has put in place a...

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Last year saw cryptocurrencies explode into the mainstream. Bitcoin was the headline-grabber, with a whole host of virtual currencies and payment-related events flying along in the slipstream. These ranged from NASDAQ announcing plans to offer bitcoin-backed futures contracts. Through to Dogecoin – a ‘joke currency’ conceived from an internet meme – reaching a $2 billion market capitalisation. At the start of 2017, bitcoin prices were under $1,000....

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highway

Take a visual voyage into the present and future of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. The infographic below explores trends, patterns and forecasts across the Asia Pacific region. Explore the impact of these next-generation technologies on industries, employees and organisational strategies. Plus as a bonus, explore the '6 facts your business needs to know' and find out how to get a competitive edge for...

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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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safety deposit boxes

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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jigsaw with 1 missing piece

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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