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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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[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Cloud Readiness Index 2018 – APAC continues its global lead [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Since 2011, the Cloud Readiness Index has been the definitive reference for assessing Asia Pacific's readiness for cloud computing adoption. Economies are measured across 10 quantitative parameters, with policies and regulations reviewed as part of the process. This report contains detailed analysis of countries across the region, giving you a comprehensive look at the technological landscape...

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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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[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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APAC’s financial services industry continues its dramatic technology-fuelled pace of change. Almost $15bn of fintech investment poured into the region last year, a trend expected to grow to $70+bn in revenue by 2020. What’s more, levels of insurtech investment eclipsed that of North America for the first time. Of course, this is partly down to China and India, home to several fintech unicorns. However, there’s much...

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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. We’ve entered...

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