Guannan Lu


Guannan Lu serves CIO professionals, covering emerging technologies that will reshape the business landscape over the next 10 years. He conducts innovative research and deliver advice that change the course of business for CIOs and technology executives. His research provides best practices, case studies, and technology landscapes across industries with focuses on artificial intelligence, automation, and cloud.

China Is Leading Global 5G Innovation
August 2nd, 2021 10 min read

Global decision-makers believe that 5G will drive significant business transformation, but the lack of a proven return on investment (ROI) is slowing the pace of 5G adoption. In contrast, China is proactively making strategic investments in its 5G rollout, accelerating the exploration of new opportunities. With the help of the country’s 5G technology ecosystem, pioneering Chinese firms have achieved substantial business outcomes, proving 5G’s value in digital transformation across verticals. This report gives technology executives everywhere a window onto how 5G innovation is proceeding in China.

The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Software In China, Q3 2021
July 1st, 2021 11 min read

In our 35-criterion evaluation of hybrid cloud management software providers in China, we identified the eight most significant ones — 99Cloud, BoCloud, CloudChef, FIT2CLOUD, H3C, Huawei, Huayun Data Group, and ZStack — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps cloud leaders in China select the right one for their needs.

Manufacturing Business Model Innovation Begins With The Customer
April 1st, 2021 7 min read

Manufacturing firms must transform their linear R&D and marketing-driven manufacturing models to become customer-obsessed. New customer-to-manufacturer (C2M) business models have been gaining traction in China. They offer manufacturers a unique opportunity to reduce the distance to their customers and make their business more adaptive, creative, and resilient. Technology executives at manufacturing and consumer packaged goods firms should read this report to understand C2M models and how to upgrade their technical and functional capabilities to become more customer-obsessed.

Natural Language Processing Use Cases For Financial Services In Asia Pacific
March 23rd, 2021 13 min read

Banks and insurance firms are exploring natural language processing (NLP) use cases as part of their digital transformation. Knowledge graph, intelligent document extraction, and AI-based text analytics make NLP technologies more applicable across verticals and business processes. However, it's often challenging to move projects involving NLP technology from proof of concept to live production. Investing in such technologies is a complex decision. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros should read this report to learn from others' experiments.

Forrester Infographic: Automation Is Reaching A Tipping Point In China
November 19th, 2020 1 min read

Recent Forrester survey data reveals that firms in China are accelerating their adoption of automation technologies for digital transformation as they rebound from the COVID-19 crisis. CIOs and other business and technology decision-makers in China should use this report to learn about adopting automation technologies to improve operational efficiency and customer experience.

Now Tech: Hybrid Cloud Management Software In China, Q4 2020
November 12th, 2020 5 min read

You can use hybrid cloud management software to enjoy the benefits of both public and private clouds, simplify operations across heterogeneous environments, and accelerate application delivery in a hybrid world. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a hybrid cloud management software provider and to select one based on size and functionality.

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