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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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It’s official – the future belongs to Artificial Intelligence (AI). That’s according to the world’s best player of probably the world’s most complex game. Ke Jie, 19, was speaking before his match against AlphaGo AI, in a three-match series of Go. The ancient (2,500+ years old) strategic board game involves two players, with the aim of encircling the other’s territory. Its complexity stems from the fact...

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The world’s growing population is increasingly moving to urban areas. This trend is particularly relevant to APAC, where more than half of the planet’s mega-cities are situated. With more and more people living in the same area of land, new solutions are needed to keep things running smoothly. Enter the smart cities concept. There’s plenty of APAC smart city activity, as witnessed by the region accounting for...

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Guest blog: Omer Wilson, Senior Director of Marketing for the Asia Pacific region at Digital Realty. Digital Realty supports more than 2,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of Data Centres located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to energy. manufacturing, gaming, life sciences and consumer products. The launch...

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Guest blog: Omer Wilson, Senior Director of Marketing for the Asia Pacific region at Digital Realty. Digital Realty supports more than 2,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of Data Centres located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to energy. manufacturing, gaming, life sciences and consumer products. We’ve entered...

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Guest blog: Darence Loh, Director, Sales at Digital Realty Responsible for the direction and execution of sales and business development operations, including lead generation, pipeline management, creating strategies & action plans for ASEAN & South Asia. Google has announced plans to invest in a 9km undersea fibre-optic cable, as part of its goal to increase internet connectivity in the APAC region. The project, named Indigo, will connect Singapore, Indonesia...

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Guest blog: Arun Sundar, Chairman, Asia Analytics Alliance (a Special Interest Group of the Asia Cloud Computing Association) Chief Strategy Officer, TrustSphere. Arun Sundar is one of the eminent thinkers in the global technology space, having built, led and advised technology businesses across the world. He is the Chairman of Asia Analytics Alliance, a special interest group of Asia Cloud Computing Association. Among many initiatives as part of...

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Network services remain the Achilles heel for both enterprises and service providers. They need a model that is ready to deliver new levels performance as well as increased time-to-market, visibility and adaptability. The alternative is to continue to use a legacy networking model. That means lengthy and complex contracts with long lead times and slow innovation. These may suit service providers, but not customers who want more...

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