Digital technologies increase business efficiency in infinite ways in all industries, all around the world. For example, just think of the time-consuming and costly processes that have been eliminated by businesses deploying cloud, collaboration, robotics and data analytics platforms. CAPEX is reduced, while scale is increased. Supply chains bring solutions to market more effectively and faster. Repetitive tasks are expedited, making room for new value creation. And greater insights can be revealed in real-time, making a real difference in customer satisfaction.
The insurance industry is well-known for its conservative nature, but that’s a characteristic that’s now having to evolve as the industry faces the digital age. For these reasons, trending tech topics such as artificial intelligence (AI), IoT and blockchain are rapidly becoming hot topics in these most traditional of boardrooms.
Today’s hottest trade routes are digital, and they are connecting global commerce centers via high-speed fiber optic cable. They regularly traverse land and sea carrying everything from the latest video streaming sensations to the mission-critical cloud services that digital businesses can’t exist without.
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.
How are companies using Interconnection to scale as digital businesses? That is just one of the many things that the “Global Interconnection Index” market study was created to find out.
As the global economy goes digital, data traffic is reaching unheard of levels, and the need for the Interconnection Bandwidth capacity to handle it is also increasing. That’s all crystal clear – and quantifiable for the first time – based on the data and projections in the new “Global Interconnection Index,” market study published by Equinix.
To better understand the critical role interconnection is playing in the global economy and its future trajectory, we have published the “Global Interconnection Index,” a new research study that provides the industry’s first, annual global baseline to track, measure and forecast the growth of Interconnection.