Today, there are an overwhelming number of ways to pay. The market for mobile wallets is a crowded field, with large companies such as Alibaba, Google, Samsung and WeChat offering similar services. In addition, a number of banks have introduced their own mobile payment services such as PayMe, the peer-to-peer payments service from HSBC.
With the U.S. and Canada being such accelerators for tech innovation, as you might expect the Americas region as a whole is projected to reach 32% of the global smart cities information and communication technologies (ICT) spend by 2023, or $60.6 billion, according to the IDC.
Today’s corporate lawyers are looking for ways to expand their services and add new value to their clients. Global law firms that practice across borders are also looking to deliver digital law services that enable clients in different regions to have fast and easy access to key information and services in an efficient manner.
Smart city transportation is an ever-evolving category with many names. City transportation assets are basically cars, scooters, roads and public transit (trains, buses, etc.). But injecting “smart” into the equation opens the door to a whole host of other possibilities like autonomous vehicles, V2X (vehicle talking to everything), smart parking, multi-modal transit, traffic management, e-hailing and more.
When one of these models also includes data on how the process (or thing) works and develops over time, it is a digital twin. For example, a digital twin of a smart building would include real-time environmental and operational data on energy use, temperature, humidity, occupancy, security incidents, maintenance needs, external weather patterns and more.
For Federal agencies accustomed to building their own, independent IT shops where data is siloed to each agency, these mandates may be a tall order to fill. So how can they succeed?
My colleagues and I here at Equinix have recently witnessed a significant uptick in both interest and practical application of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions while leveraging Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA)™ best practices on our global interconnection and data center platform
By working closely with our customers to help them develop their digital edge strategies, we have identified four essential steps that, when combined, speed digital transformation and remove performance, cloud, security and data challenges at the edge.
For most, “analytics” represents a broad term, and rightfully so. As the prevailing winds of digital transformation continue to push interconnection to the digital edge, a plethora of real-time analytics requirements (and capabilities) have irreversibly raised the ante for immediately available insights on topics as far ranging as petroleum futures and retail purchasing trends to the depths of cyber security counter-intelligence.
In part one of this two-part series I shared some key takeaways from the recent forum, “Digital Asia: Asia’s Digitally Transforming Economies”, hosted by The Economist Corporate Network in Hong Kong. As discussed in my last post, digital transformation is growing fast around Asia-Pacific, thanks to the explosive growth of the internet, mobile penetration, FinTech and big data. In this blog post I want to highlight some of the things companies need to think about when it comes to responding to the huge opportunity presented by digital transformation in Asia-Pacific. Here a few things to consider: