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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Big data investment for China smart city brings in nearly $90b
Tech giants like Alibaba, Tencent, and Qualcomm all chipped in at the recent Smart China Expo to accelerate big data innovations.
Canalys: 187% smart speaker growth driven by Chinese offerings
While Google and Amazon still lead the way, it seems the smart speaker market is no exception to the steady rise of Chinese tech.
Alibaba snags Siemens as partner for IoT transformation in China
Siemens will implement its MindSphere solution on the Alibaba cloud, with availability starting next year.
Alibaba Cloud makes intentions clear with new EMEA partner program
Alibaba Cloud has expanded its reach in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) with the launch of a new partner program.
AWS top of all four regional public cloud markets around the world
Leading not just at a global level but also at a regional level, AWS is top of the North America, EMEA, APAC, and Latin America markets.
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.
Alibaba's South Asia expansion plans start to take shape
Since its inception in 2012, Daraz has grown into a leading e-commerce company in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Nepal.
Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric rollout reaches Australia
“As digital transformation intensifies, business possibilities have no limits and neither should an organisation's IT infrastructure.”
Cloud boom continues as giants threaten small operators
"Cloud growth in the last two quarters has been quite exceptional."
Alibaba, Fonterra turn to blockchain to ramp up NZ's "clean, green" rep
NZ Post CEO David Walsh says the addition of this platform will help to increase New Zealand’s “clean, green and safe” reputation in China.