Data exchanges are where IoT-generated data sets are combined and then refined through data analytics, and all this information takes on real value. These exchanges are places where organizations partner to identify patterns and draw conclusions about the information or see ways they can monetize the data.
Today’s businesses are looking to integrate applications and IT services to achieve new business models. Digital transformation requires standardized applications and protocols that allow everything to work together. Speedy time to market drives business value, and in this dynamic digital environment, users won’t wait for an app to catch up, or for everyone to get on the same standard.
AI, VR/AR and IoT all have something else in common besides their recently accelerated development– they all have the same set of dependencies: Each requires relatively sophisticated devices, excellent network connectivity and robust cloud infrastructures. And none of it works as well as it should without interconnection.
Yesterday’s Oracle CloudWorld in New York City covered everything from managing data with the world’s 1st autonomous database and humanizing customer experiences, to connecting and extending on-premises and cloud applications. In his keynote speech at the event, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, told the audience that by 2020, more than half of all enterprise data will be managed autonomously, and will also be more secure. Hurd also said that 90% of all enterprise applications will feature integrated artificial intelligence capabilities.
GDPR passed the EU Parliament in April 2016, and it goes into effect at the end of May this year. Enterprises everywhere are in the middle of figuring out its implications. At Equinix, we know there are lots of questions, and we have prepared some answers to highlight how Equinix is approaching its own GDPR compliance and how we can help customers and partners be ready when GDPR is enacted.
More recently, this time of year has witnessed increased demand in content delivery and video streaming. During last year's CNY celebration, unique television viewers reached a record 295 million, an 8% increase from the year before, whilst a record 632 million video streams were generated on Tencent, an increase of 90% from 2015.
The digital manufacturing revolution is being powered by advancements such as smart manufacturing, robotics, artificial intelligence, automation and the Internet of Things (IoT). In fact, the World Economic Forum expects manufacturers to invest $267 billion in the IoT by 2020.
At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos a few weeks ago, UK Prime Minster, Theresa May delivered a confident speech on the advancement of technology innovation and its potential to boost the UK economy. The Prime Minister began her speech by highlighting that “harnessing the power of technology is not just in all our interest, but it’s fundamental to the advancement of humanity.” This statement demonstrated her intent to ensure that technology will be a critical element of UK economic growth and her lofty ambitions for the UK to be a global leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Business application giant SAP® has transformed more than 345,000 companies throughout the world in how they perform enterprise resource planning, customer relationship, product lifecycle, supply chain and database management. SAP is continuing its evolution by transforming itself into a world-class enterprise application cloud platform company with its SAP Cloud portfolio.
This year’s Pacific Telecommunications Council’s (PTC) 40th anniversary theme, “Connecting Worlds,” spoke to the global nature of communications that is launching a new decade of connections in our industry. And I’m not just talking about the physical and virtual connections that carry the massive amounts of data being transported all over the world, but the interconnection between service providers and their customers that enable private data exchange, which is essential for global digital business to flourish in the decades to come.