Author: DC2020

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A pioneer of user-friendly, intelligent robots has announced it's shutting down. Rethink Robotics produced collaborative industrial robots, over a 10-year period during which they managed to raise $150 million from investors. However, sales had been falling short of the company’s goals, resulting in the US-based company closing its doors. “I am most proud that we changed industrial robots forever, bringing them out of the cage and making them...

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Facebook has announced Singapore as the destination for its new data centre. The internet giant is investing S$1.4 billion in a region showing some of the fastest audience growth (13.4% – almost double worldwide gains). The statement of intent follows a similar move by Google who last month outlined plans to build their third Singapore-based data centre. Why Singapore leads the way Earlier this year Singapore was placed top...

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Traditional data centres weren’t built for the growth in cloud, demand for interconnectivity, or the proliferation of new technologies. These innovations are why data centre infrastructure is evolving – and why data centre security must also evolve. Changing nature of security threats All over the world, cyber security attacks are increasing in volume, variety and velocity. Cisco’s 2017 Annual Cyber Security Report found ransomware is growing at a...

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Asia Pacific is one of the regions that may have the most to gain from advances in Insurtech. That’s the view of a new report from Willis Towers Watson which is making waves within the industry. The global risk advisors’ latest Asia Insurance Market report highlights the accelerating take-up for advanced analytics in the Asian insurance and reinsurance market. This growth is found to be disrupting and rebalancing...

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China’s recent launch of a three-year AI roadmap has kickstarted a swathe of AI activity in Asia-Pacific. AI interest and adoption rates are rising across the region, as companies move to harness cognitive intelligence and related technologies. IDC found software and services technology were underpinning a growth in spending to $5 billion (CAGR increase of 69.8% over 2016–2021). Financial services and banking is one of the industries...

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Asia Pacific is leading the way when it comes to 5G networks. That’s according to The Mobile Economy: Asia Pacific 2018, which finds the region will invest over $200 billion and have 60% of the world’s 5G coverage by 2025. “The push for faster internet speeds through 5G will come from governments and industry regulators that realise its potential contribution toward a country’s economic growth and...

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APAC is where some of the world’s strongest AI spending growth will be found, at 72.9% CAGR through 2018. There are many drivers for this, including growing demand for greater business insights, improving productivity, and harnessing the ever-growing data volumes (APAC cloud traffic by 2021 is forecast to be just behind North America). Accelerating the potential are the advances in cloud storage and infrastructure, along with...

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Singapore is the most cloud-ready region in the Asia-Pacific (APAC). The city state overtook previous number one Hong Kong in the latest iteration of Asia Cloud Computing Association’s (ACCA) Cloud Readiness Index (CRI). The CRI, which aims to assess APAC markets' readiness to adopt cloud computing, found that Singapore scored strongly in broadband quality, cybersecurity, regulation and business sophistication. The shift of Singapore to top position was...

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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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