Latin America (LATAM) is on the digital fast track. By the end of 2018, there were 82 million broadband customers, up from 78 million a year earlieri, and a recent survey of online habits ranked Brazil and Colombia among the top 5 countries in the world in terms of “screen time.”ii The same phenomenon that has swept the rest of the world – scores of people staring at their screens anywhere you go – is now sweeping across LATAM.
Imagine having a miniature army of seasoned technicians watching over your data center infrastructure. These technicians are so experienced that they know when a piece of equipment is going to fault just by how it smells or sounds and can speed-dial you before an outage occurs.
The tide seems to be turning and digital disruption is sweeping through the remaining barriers to change, with new and developing technologies such as AI and machine learning transforming the day-to-day practice of law and the delivery of legal services.
This year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas will demonstrate how the media and entertainment (M&E) industry has moved “outside of the box” into vehicle entertainment systems, global Esports experiences, connected fitness applications, and omni-channel streaming from over the top (OTT) content and digital media (CDM) providers such as Amazon, Netflix and YouTube.
Equinix is excited to be a sponsor of Google Cloud Next '19, taking place April 9 - 11 at the Moscone Convention Center in beautiful San Francisco, California. You can find us on the show floor at booth #1449 where we'll have product demos and great giveaways going on daily.
What was physical is rapidly becoming digital, as every industry undergoes a digital transformation. Digital wallets, with details about your identity and your credit card information encrypted somewhere in the cloud, are replacing credit and debit cards, which have largely replaced printed currency and checks. Newspapers, magazines, music and movies are consumed digitally. Robotics eliminate manual assembly processes and deliver consistent quality at lower cost. The notion of driving a car may soon become as outdated as dialing a phone.
Cloud computing has unleashed a whole host of innovation, on-demand usage and collaboration options that companies are looking to take advantage of. However, ‘cloud’ is not a one-click panacea.
The word ‘disruption’ certainly causes concern for those running established businesses. Yet if we put aside fear of uncertainty, we find digital ‘disruption’ brings with it far-increased business opportunities. Rather than abandoning original business principles, companies can use technology to build on them, bringing core values and past successes to the world’s digital economy stage.
When compute processing, content and data move to the cloud and data sources become more geographically dispersed, protecting those assets can be a challenge. Security controls need to extend out to the edge to deliver robust and reliable data and application privacy, protection and compliance.
The recent unveiling of the Greater Bay Area blueprint by China’s State Council has ignited lots of conversation across Asia-Pacific about the impact of emerging technologies, the entrance of new players and the importance of connectivity and expanded partnerships with existing providers to support the growth of technology in the South China region.