Author: DC2020

Virtualisation in technology is nothing new. Services, platforms, infrastructure – all are now available on-demand, scalable, pay as you go. But the concept of virtual, software-defined networks (SDN)? By 2024 the SDN market is expected to reach $88 billion. What’s fuelling the projected increase? The growth in cloud computing and data solutions. Global IP traffic is predicted to grow “3-fold from 2014 to 2019, a compound annual...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest data shake-up in years. While it’s EU-enacted, its influence extends across the world. Any company providing services into the EU must comply. Compliance also extends to any company which gathers personal data from within the EU and processes it elsewhere. Naturally, GDPR will have far-reaching impact on APAC, a region home to around half the world’s internet users. GDPR...

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Asia Pacific is one of the world’s fastest growing regions for internet users, growing at an estimated 8% per year. This speed in take-up (the global average is 7%) is only matched by its diversity of reach across countries. Reports estimate by the end of last year, over half the world’s online population would be APAC residents. Naturally, countries with the widest internet coverage will see the...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cloud technologies are transforming how business is being done in Asia Pacific. With organizations across industries turning to cloud to cut costs, streamline operations and enhance services, the conversation among the region’s IT decision-makers has rapidly shifted from “why should I migrate?” to “how fast can I migrate?” This accelerating take-up follows a global trend: IDC estimates that customers will spend US$554 billion on cloud...

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Once upon a time, the concept of satellites in space would have been limited to science fiction books. The idea that data centres could be virtualised into the cloud? Similarly far-fetched. Fast-forward to today, and these former pipedreams are staple parts of the technology landscape. That’s why there’s now serious discussion regarding data centres being located in the Earth’s orbit. Of course, there are plenty of hurdles...

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When it comes to computer development, Moore’s Law held firm for 50+ years. More recently, some feel it’s slowing down – or even dead. Here’s the thing: many of the challenges facing the world won’t wait for Moore’s Law to catch up. Enter quantum computing. The reason why quantum computing is so transformative is because of its ability to create simulations. With unprecedented levels of scale and complexity....

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The world is on the brink of a new age in computing. Quantum computers have the potential to solve problems that ‘on a classical computer… would have taken the life of the universe to solve’. That’s according to Todd Holmdahl. The head of Microsoft’s quantum team is one of many analysts who expect real-world quantum computing applications within five years. Finding the answers to these problems requires...

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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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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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