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IBM and Cisco lead GlobalData’s Industrial Internet theme
Both gained the highest Thematic score (5 out of 5) for the Industrial Internet theme in GlobalData’s Thematic Scorecard for the IT Services sector.
Marriott, British Airways fines highlight critical need for security investment
The last week has brought heavy fines against the likes of global hotel chain Marriott and airline British Airways, casting a harsh spotlight on the price of cyber attacks.
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.
NTT Communications hangs on to top rung in APAC telco cloud market
The telecom cloud market in Asia Pacific (APAC) is a fierce one, but a new report purports NTT Communications to be the dominant player - for now.
Alibaba Cloud making global moves with new data centre
Opening a second data centre in Indonesia, a relatively small but growing IT economy, shows Alibaba is thinking strategically about its place in APAC.
Blockchain companies revolutionise electric power
Blockchain may be the ‘missing link’ that could transform the electric power industry and leave traditional business models in the dust.
How hybrid will shape the cloud battle in 2019
Hyperscale cloud firms will fiercely target on-premises enterprise workloads in 2019, says GlobalData.
Why the automation industry is living up to the hype
The use of robots to eliminate mundane and repetitive tasks is helping retailers to cut costs without compromising service quality.
GlobalData: Comms services about to become a utility
According to GlobalData, the recent Optus deals with Origin and Sumo mean that communications services are on their way to becoming a utility.
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.
Global demand for smart meters to skyrocket, but challenges lie ahead
The global smart meter market is riding a wave of popularity as issues such as energy use, aging infrastructure and rising emissions take their toll on traditional systems.
Cloud security a winning strategy to protect valuable data
Software-defined networking may be key to tackling security concerns about ever-increasing amounts of data in the enterprise space, says GlobalData.
TPG-VHA will be real competitor to Telstra, Optus - GlobalData
GlobalData technology analyst Siow Meng Soh offers his view on opportunities and challenges to the parties involved in the TPG-VHA merger.
GlobalData: IoT raises massive privacy concerns
"The potential privacy implications which come with the advent of IoT are too alarming to ignore."
IT budgets shifting to digital twin tech - GlobalData
GlobalData service director Brad Shimmin’s view on recent research on a global shift toward IT spending on AI, big data and IoT.
Big data and AI: How cutting-edge technology can change the healthcare industry
Google, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle joined forces, pledging to speed up the progress of health data standards and interoperability.
Alternative payments overtake traditional in APAC e-commerce
Alternative payments have overtaken traditional methods in the e-commerce market, including accounting for one-third of total payments in Australia.
Spending on AI cybersecurity solutions to increase – GlobalData
While cybersecurity has now become a critical business function, it remains a non-core competence for a significant number of boards.
Australian telcos must 'get serious' about managed SD-WAN
"Among the various enterprise network and communications, budget allocation upside is mainly in SD-WAN and network services.”
Is AI key to maximum profit for retail and FMCG firms?
Retailers including Amazon, Alibaba, Lowe’s and Tesco are developing their own AI solutions for automation, analytics and robotics.
Big retailers changing channel tactics to combat e-commerce - GlobalData
This includes implementing in-store technologies such as self-checkout counters, scan and pay mobile applications and unmanned stores.
AR, VR ready to roll out and revolutionise retail - GlobalData
AR and VR technologies are reshaping the retail landscape by improving customer experience both in-store and online.
Don't believe the LPWAN hype (yet): It's still a work-in-progress
GlobalData believes that it’s still early days for the LPWAN era, despite an increased uptake as mobile operators increasingly offer IoT connectivity.
GlobalData says businesses must embrace AI or face extinction
If companies fail to make artificial intelligence a core competency within the next five years, they will face either stagnation or elimination.