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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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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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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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