The combination of a fast-growing digital user population and a fragmented market means that local players are successfully competing and gaining an edge on global names in certain sectors.
This latest expansion brings Equinix’s total investment in the city to over US$250 million. But that’s just the start of the story. We are continuing to support the “cloud-rush” with the expansion of our Hong Kong footprint.
Consumer demand for a digital dimension to the traditional retail experience is forcing physical retailers to adapt or die. And even dedicated online retailers are facing challenges as the previously separate domains of electronic payments, mobile networks and the cloud are converging.
From advanced research to clinical studies, the pharmaceutical industry has always been driven by data. And it is clear that the delegates and the companies they represent are working hard to validate information from research centres and supplement human decision making.
Forward thinking organisations are recognizing the potential that cloud security vendors – some of them operating out of Equinix IBX data centres – can offer, on their own or in concert with other players.
Asia awards are designed to recognize and reward. And, with any luck, and a continuous commitment to excellence and innovation, we will have the opportunity to celebrate winning again in the future.
The sheer amount of internet traffic and the demand for HD content delivery present a huge opportunity as well as challenge for any on-demand content provider who has an ambition to reach global audiences.
Like most insurance industries around the world, China is moving to shift its regulatory regime towards a more contemporary risk-based system. This is where the total risks of an insurer, from a business as well as operational perspective, are brought together to ensure a company’s solvency is maintained.
According to the EOF survey, globally, the number of interconnected enterprises is expected to more than double by 2017 – up from 38% to 84%. In Australia, Hong Kong and Japan it will triple, as businesses embrace interconnection-dependent IT strategies to accelerate growth.
While the current payments ecosystem is robust, stable, reliable, and mature, it lacks flexiblility, fluidity, and extensiblilty. But one thing is becoming clear: while the core payments processing system is really good at payments, it’s not very good at much else.