ASEAN businesses pivot to work from anywhere

Managed services buying criteria evolves. The rapid deployments of new technologies to enable remote working in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges for enterprises across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and changing their buying criteria in managed services. In analyst firm GlobalData’s recently released…

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Rise of supercomputers as data generation grows in volumes

High performance computing emerges. A confluence of developments including growing volumes of data generated by Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, and the emergence of new content and data-rich applications, some of which are incorporating the use of artificial intelligence (AI), is set to drive demand for higher performance computing solutions…

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Robust demand for digital transformation helped revenue growth during pandemic

Strong business growth in pandemic-hit year. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 15 of the top 25 technology companies by revenue reported a year-on-year (YoY) rise in revenue, with 28 per cent seeing double-digit growth. About 50 per cent of the top 25 technology companies by revenue recorded double-digit growth in their…

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Customer privacy and security need to take centre stage

Portable location trackers catch on. The recent buzz around bluetooth-enabled location trackers, largely due to Apple’s Airtags, has placed this technology in the spotlight, notes analyst firm GlobalData. Customers now need to be made aware of what private data these devices can gather and share because the buzz is likely…

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Global IoT market will surpass the US$1T mark by 2024

A COVID-19 driven new digital transformation wave will fuel higher growth across all IoT markets. The global internet of things (IoT) market by revenue will be worth US$1.1 trillion by 2024, with much of the growth coming from wearables, reported analyst firm GlobalData. In its latest report, ‘Thematic Research: Internet…

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Race for quantum supremacy has begun

Quantum computers are machines that use the properties of quantum physics to store data and perform computations. Industries such as logistics, financial services and manufacturing will reap business benefits from quantum computing if they act now to get ahead of the curve. Analytics firm GlobalData’s recently released report ‘Thematic Research:…

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Overlay technology changes network ownership dynamics for telecoms service providers

MPLS is being replaced by the internet, a process accelerated by COVID-19. In an astonishingly short period of time, overlay networking like SD-WAN has become, the de facto WAN technology in the enterprise telecoms market. Overlay technology uses a combination of tunnelling technology and orchestration and control software to create…

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COVID-19 causes seismic shift to digital service jobs in SEA

The region has recorded a significant uptick in digital services adoption, including the emergence of two new fields, healthtech and edtech. COVID-19 brought significant disruption to the global economy, and with it came permanent changes to the jobs landscape. Across Southeast Asia, many businesses and workers continue to navigate the…

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