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Smart Home
Global smart home market set for rapid growth in near future
The valuation of the global industry has doubled since 2017, and is set to reach $158 billion in the next four years.
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Artificial Intelligence
Alibaba’s top 10 2020 tech trends
Researched by Alibaba's global research initiative, DAMO Academy.
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Alibaba
Tableau announces raft of integrations and offerings
The integrations and new offerings are from featured technology partners including Alibaba, Alteryx, Databricks, DataRobot and others.
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Google
Global smart speaker market experiences 45% growth
“Low-priced devices are vital growth drivers for smart displays and heated competition ahead of the Q4 shopping season is expected."
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Google
Big Tech firms dominating internet choices
"While people benefit from big tech's products and services, they are clearly concerned about associated security and privacy threats, and they also want more choice."
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Healthcare
Alibaba Cloud gains new security accreditations
Alibaba Cloud obtained the Level 3 assessment in TISAX for automotive and Good “x” Practice (GxP) readiness assessment for the healthcare industry.
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Big Data
Alibaba Cloud achieves 'record' in big data performance
Alibaba Cloud’s MaxCompute has reportedly achieved a world record in big data performance and decision support, as defined by the Transaction Processing Council (TPC).
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Digital Transformation
Alibaba updates company values in line with digital era
Alibaba says it wants to be a company that will last for 102 years in the digital era, rather than become a company that is after power or scale.
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Commerce Systems
Alibaba eCommerce expo outlines A/NZ export potential in China
Alibaba’s Sydney eCommerce Expo wrapped up over the weekend with plenty of opportunities to connect Australian and New Zealand businesses to the lucrative China market.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Top four consolidate leadership in cloud services market
AWS, Microsoft, Google and Alibaba continue their dominance in worldwide cloud infrastructure services market.
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Smart Home
GlobalData: Automated home device spend to hit $75bn by 2025
According to the company’s latest report, much of that growth will be driven by two types of devices: smart thermostats and smart speakers.
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Big Data
Alibaba Cloud aims for further global expansion with new features
Includes further integration with Kubernetes, enhancements for big data and virtualisation, and service support for SMBs.
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Cloud
Alibaba Cloud forms three-way strategic alliance
Alibaba Cloud has unveiled its latest partnership, in the form of a strategic alliance with WeWork and SoftBank Telecom China, in a move to support its global business expansion into China.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Amazon still safely ahead of chasing pack in cloud infrastructure market
Despite Microsoft, Google, Alibaba and Tencent all substantially outpacing the overall market, Amazon is still clearly in front.
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Cloud
Alibaba Cloud discusses past and unveils ‘strategic upgrade’
Alibaba Group's Jeff Zhang spoke about the company’s aim to develop into a more technologically inclusive platform.
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Google
Amazon, Google, and Alibaba fuel booming smart speaker market
While these vendors have had great success in the market, other vendors like Samsung, Huawei, and Apple have failed to capitalise.
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Cloud
Hyperscale data centres surging globally, 132 more on the way
The relentless demand for more data has seen a spike both in the size and number of hyperscale data centres.
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Servers
Alibaba’s second Indonesia data centre now open for business
A mere ten months after launching its first data centre in Indonesia, Alibaba Cloud has now opened the doors to its second.
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Hyperscale
Hyperscalers hurling colossal capital at data centres
The old proverb ‘you have to spend money to make money’ could never be truer than in the hyperscale data centre industry.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS tops all four global markets, APAC a unique case
The order of proceedings remains relatively the same in three of the four major regions for public cloud services providers, but the APAC market is bolstered by the prominence of China.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Big 5 cloud providers tighten stranglehold on market
While the market is seeing strong growth, it's coming at the expense of small-to-medium sized cloud operators.
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Cloud
Whale Cloud, Alibaba partner with Ghana on smart city initiative
Accra, the capital and largest city of Ghana, is undergoing rapid urbanisation, causing challenges for city administrators.
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Internet of Things
Gartner’s top tips to keep relevant in the face of change
“Continuous change can be made into an asset if an organisation sharpens its vision in order to see the future coming.”
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Internet of Things
Alibaba Cloud to close gap with rivals in APAC - GlobalData
Alibaba Cloud has almost 50% of the infrastructure-as-a-service market share in China and its annual revenue grew 101% in FY18.