At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos a few weeks ago, UK Prime Minster, Theresa May delivered a confident speech on the advancement of technology innovation and its potential to boost the UK economy. The Prime Minister began her speech by highlighting that “harnessing the power of technology is not just in all our interest, but it’s fundamental to the advancement of humanity.” This statement demonstrated her intent to ensure that technology will be a critical element of UK economic growth and her lofty ambitions for the UK to be a global leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Business application giant SAP® has transformed more than 345,000 companies throughout the world in how they perform enterprise resource planning, customer relationship, product lifecycle, supply chain and database management. SAP is continuing its evolution by transforming itself into a world-class enterprise application cloud platform company with its SAP Cloud portfolio.
This year’s Pacific Telecommunications Council’s (PTC) 40th anniversary theme, “Connecting Worlds,” spoke to the global nature of communications that is launching a new decade of connections in our industry. And I’m not just talking about the physical and virtual connections that carry the massive amounts of data being transported all over the world, but the interconnection between service providers and their customers that enable private data exchange, which is essential for global digital business to flourish in the decades to come.
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.
What does it mean to be connected? Is it your Smartphone in your hand? An augmented reality helmet on your head? Or the wireless sensors that surround us everywhere we go? We now have multiple ways to be plugged into both the physical and virtual worlds. But would it surprise you to know that today’s businesses that bring you the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and those connected products, could be more connected to you as a consumer? Or to the IoT and digital supply chain partners that enable them to develop and distribute those connected devices on a worldwide basis?
Delivered through our Equinix Developer Platform, IBX SmartView APIs enable data center operations teams to integrate their Equinix IBX data center infrastructure assets within their third-party monitoring systems, as if those cages were all on-premises. This supports their customer support team members’ ability to consume real-time feeds using preferred control system native protocols such as OPC and SNMP, without any help from an external IT team.
By shifting the digital storefront from websites to APIs, these “API-driven” companies are accelerating digital business. As a result of moving their product development to APIs, digital businesses are essentially positioning their business interfaces across multiple clouds and PaaS environments in all industries.
As part of our Cloud Conversation series we speak with Nesta’s Eddie Copeland. Nesta is a global innovation foundation that supports new ideas designed to tackle the big challenges of our time. Eddie is Nesta's Director of Government Innovation, responsible for leading projects concerning city data analytics, behavioural insights, digital government, and digital democracy. He is an advocate of government and public sector organisations making smarter use of people, data and technology to deliver more and better with less.
Subsea cables are a major focus of the ongoing PTC ’18 conference. Equinix is here in Hawaii – led by Equinix’s Americas President Karl Strohmeyer– to participate in numerous panels as speakers or moderators, and to generally take on a thought leadership role in an industry that’s expanding in size and influence. Equinix is all-in on subsea cables, and our focus on delivering interconnection makes them essential to our future.
To build internetworked software components and gain the controls required for digital business success, organizations must transform their application development to an API- and interconnection-centric approach. Doing this will allow them to fully realize the benefits that digital services can provide for users.