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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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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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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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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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