Sustaining Innovation for the Cloud Market in APAC

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The digital world is moving to the cloud at an increasingly dramatic rate. On top of this broad growth trend, the Asia Pacific (APAC) region holds particular promise within cloud computing, both in terms of demand and market maturity.

Asia is a hub for increased usage of mobile, live streaming, mobile payments, and rapidly developing smart cities, all requiring high quality and low latency servers, databases, and internet access. Further upcoming areas of innovation for the cloud market in APAC include: Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and Blockchain as a Service (BaaS).

Big Data Analytics

The explosive growth of business data means enterprises must extract value from this information to survive in our new, digitized age. Global business leaders must embrace advanced data analytics solutions in a bid to convert their data into actionable insights for better decision making.

Research from Gartner reveals that by 2020, more than half of major new business systems will incorporate continuous intelligence using real-time context data to improve decisions.

At Alibaba Cloud we have a comprehensive suite of Big Data analytics tools to help companies gain real value from their data, which in turn helps to inform and optimize their overall corporate and functional strategies across their business operations, supply chain, marketing, and customer service functions.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could revolutionize many different aspects of your business, as well as bringing operational efficiencies and improving your decision making. According to Gartner, global AI-derived business value will reach approximately USD $3.9 trillion by 2022.

Alibaba Cloud’s Intelligence Brain is our ultra-intelligent AI platform built with big data analytics capabilities, which can be used to process and analyze comprehensive data streams aggregated from several sources. You could use it for intelligent voice interaction, natural language processing or facial, image and text recognition.

Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer restricted to smart consumer devices. Business applications, such as intelligent traffic management systems, smart inventory management, data-driven logistics, and supply chain management, are now transforming the way we live and work.

The Alibaba Cloud IoT Platform allows stable and secure communication between devices and the platform with low latency. It has been deployed across a range of industries, allowing enterprises to easily connect, store, analyze and manage many IoT devices and data from a single IoT platform.

Blockchain as A Service (BAAS)

Blockchain technology is disrupting traditional business models and dramatically transforming operational workflows to add more business value.

Gartner forecasts that the business value added by blockchain will surpass USD $176 billion by 2025 and USD $3.1 trillion by 2030. Alibaba Cloud’s Blockchain solution offers an enterprise-level platform service based on leading blockchain technologies to build a stable, secure, and continuously evolving blockchain environment.

With APAC now being a global leader for innovative technology development and adoption, a high-quality cloud service is vital to support this rapid progress and to set benchmarks for how the rest of the world can use digital tools and services in the future.

To learn how businesses in APAC can implement their own successful cloud projects, download ‘Major Trends and Challenges in Cloud Technology for APAC’ whitepaper today.

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