Requirements for real time, secure communications and data exchange with patients, partners, health ecosystems and network/cloud providers are forcing healthcare companies to invest in new interconnected digital value chains, R&D, diagnostics and care delivery models.
Technology has had an enormous impact on the retail sector – not only supporting the rise of online stores, but also in enhancing the operations of traditional bricks and mortar retailers. In today’s ever-changing retail world, many stores are realizing that the best way to keep pace with evolving consumer demands is to deliver a customer experience built for the digital age.
An interconnected world that promotes connectivity and cooperation creates growth opportunities. In Asia-Pacific, the demand for connectivity is obviously growing. According to the Global Interconnection Index, published by Equinix, Interconnection Bandwidth in Asia-Pacific is expected to grow 46% per annum to reach 1,120 Tbps of installed capacity, approaching nearly a quarter (22%) of global traffic.
With smart transportation using smart flow systems, we can assess traffic flows in real time thanks to sensors and video capture, to then adjust intervals based on dynamically-calculated data to respond to medians and peaks. The algorithm used to calculate intervals needs to be sophisticated, factoring in many data sets.
Central to these goals is data, which plays a fundamental role in the development of a smart city – it is the currency of information, generating insights and delivering intelligence that can help enhance our interaction with the world around us.
At Equinix, we are seeing increased demand for airlines, airports and many other companies that form part of that ecosystem looking to tap into the power of keeping data closer. They are keen to ensure that the promise of digital doesn't become a disaster.
There is one thing that many consider as the backbone of a smart city and we should discuss first – the Internet of Things (IoT). It refers to a huge network of things which are connected to the internet. Along with the wide availability of high-speed internet access and the growing number of Wi-Fi-enabled devices and sensors, IoT technology has become increasingly sophisticated, allowing connected things not only to link to the internet but also talk to each other.
Easybook found what it was looking for after talking with Equinix partner, InfoFabrica Consulting Pte. Ltd, which suggested leveraging Equinix to re-architect its IT platform and embrace a digital edge solution that would bring it closer to its users.
Bringing our total site locations in Australia to 15, Equinix now has a national footprint that fulfils a big promise to our customers, via an acquisition that represents our determination to continually meet their growing needs.
In Hong Kong, businesses have responded late to Digital Transformation. Playing catch-up, a lot of enterprises are now going through their own transformations quickly as they realize it is key to staying relevant. Hong Kong in general is a cautious market; businesses don’t jump feet first – they wait for industry movements, assess these movements to see if they’re a fad, and ask themselves, “Do we really need to do it?”