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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.
How GlobalData thinks operators will justify 5G investments
"How this technology will be used and potentially adopted at scale will drive the required infrastructure investment."
Blockchain technology projects will be shelved from 2018 - GlobalData
While blockchain technology will have lost much of its gloss by 2025, it will have found its way into the heart of many key business processes.
AI dominating twitter mentions from top influencers during Q1 2018, says GlobalData
GlobalData says AI is way ahead of other disruptive technologies in terms of influencer mentions with over 25% share of overall discussions.
Twitter password glitch showcases 'extreme jumpiness' in digital sector
More than 330 million Twitter users are being urged to change their passwords after an internal system glitch caused the passwords to be exposed.
GlobalData: AWS, lower cloud adoption barriers or face being overtaken
GlobalData has released commentary reporting Amazon's days at the top of the cloud market could be numbered unless it makes some changes.
Full 5G rollout won’t happen in 2018 - GlobalData
Forget the hype, the road to full 5G coverage is going to be a little longer than vendors and service providers have promised.
How telecom providers can continue drive revenue - GlobalData
The new landscape could be a problem for service providers. However, it could be a boon if telcos can situate themselves at the centre of services.
Amazon’s foray into Australia may push local retailers to the edge
According to GlobalData, the online channel is outperforming bricks-and-mortar with no signs of slowing down.