Charlie Dai

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Align Or Fall Behind: Overcoming Software Strategy Execution Challenges In APAC

Frederic Giron June 6, 2024
The APAC software industry is booming, with a growth rate of 10.3% expected in 2024, yet mastering a software strategy remains a complex task for technology leaders. Learn how to fine-tune your 2025 IT budgeting efforts to match the intensity of investment with each high-performance IT style in response to the distinctive needs of your business strategy.
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With Selipsky Out, What’s Next For AWS?

Lee Sustar May 15, 2024
AWS announced this week that Adam Selipsky will depart as CEO and Matt Garman, AWS senior VP of sales and marketing, would replace him in June. Find out what the implications of this move could be at a critical time for AWS and the broader cloud market overall.
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Presenting The First Forrester Report On AI Foundation Models For APAC

Charlie Dai May 5, 2024
Foundation models are the basis of the generative AI revolution. Acquiring foundation models from external providers will soon become the norm. Here is an APAC-focused view of AI foundation models.
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Build Your GenAI Strategy On A Rock-Solid Foundation (Model)

Rowan Curran April 16, 2024
The market for AI foundation models is still in its infancy. While enterprises still rely mostly on pretrained large language models for AI needs, the market is evolving and changing quickly. Tech leaders must understand how to navigate it.
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NVIDIA’s GTC 2024: A Leap Into GenAI

Charlie Dai March 20, 2024
Chipmaker NVIDIA announced some compelling new products and breakthroughs in AI infrastructure at its 2024 GPU Technology Conference. Get the details in this comprehensive review of the event.
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Presenting The First Forrester Multicloud Container Platform Landscape For Asia Pacific

Charlie Dai February 20, 2024
The cloud-native ecosystem, powered by the distributed Kubernetes backbone, is transforming everything in the cloud. Get a preview of Forrester's First Multicloud Container Platform Landscape For Asia Pacific here.
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re:Invent 2023 — Is AWS In Unfamiliar Territory As A Follower?

Lee Sustar December 5, 2023
At AWS re:Invent 2023 the AI announcements were underwhelming despite high expectations. Find out more in this extended review of the event.
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Welcome To The Chip Wars, Microsoft

Glenn O'Donnell November 17, 2023
The move erodes lucrative business for the current main players. We break down what it means for tech buyers.
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The Long March Of Quantum Computing Is Entering A New Chapter

Charlie Dai February 7, 2023
We are still in the early stages of commercial adoption for quantum computing. That is starting to change.
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Key Takeaways From The Forrester Wave™: Public Cloud Development And Infrastructure Platforms In China, Q4 2022

Charlie Dai December 8, 2022
My colleague Danny Mu and I just published The Forrester Wave™: Public Cloud Development And Infrastructure Platforms In China, Q4 2022 evaluation to help organizations make the appropriate decision when choosing a vendor. This report is a refresh on our previous version in 2020. In this 2022 report, you will find the 11 most significant vendors […]
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Take A Pragmatic Approach To Embrace A Cloud-Native-First Strategy

Charlie Dai November 2, 2022
The era of cloud-native transformation is here. Cloud-native is core to modern IT infrastructure, thanks to the power of the Kubernetes distributed compute backbone. Vibrant open source communities, effective product implementations by vendors, and savvy adoption by enterprises have created a dynamic, powerful cloud-native ecosystem that puts cloud scale in the hands of business and […]
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Announcing The Finalists For The Enterprise Architecture Award In Asia Pacific

Frederic Giron September 22, 2022
Enterprise architecture (EA) is a strategic capability for many Forrester clients. It is essential that EA in all its permutations be results oriented, pragmatic, and practical to remain relevant. In Forrester’s Enterprise Architecture Award, we look for stories of EA excellence resulting in tangible business and customer results. The Forrester Outcome-Driven Architecture Model rests on a […]
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Presenting The First Forrester Wave™ Evaluation On Public Cloud Container Platforms

Lee Sustar January 24, 2022
The Forrester Public Cloud Container Platform Wave results are in -- the standouts offer the broadest automation and ecosystems while embracing open source software.
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China Is Leading Global 5G Innovation

Guannan Lu August 12, 2021
Forrester believes that 2021 is the year that China becomes the epicenter of 5G innovations globally. Learn three reasons why in this blog post.
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Reflecting On KubeCon 2021

Brent Ellis May 7, 2021
Kubernetes has made a huge impact on how businesses deploy applications and how they adopt cloud. This year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 virtual agenda was very broad, touching almost every aspect of both developer and operations journeys. As Lee Sustar noted in his blog earlier this week, Kubernetes is being used in a variety […]
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China Is Leading Global Blockchain Adoption For Digital Transformation

Charlie Dai March 25, 2021
Distributed ledger technology (AKA blockchain) is catalyzing a long-term shift of trust in distributed business environments worldwide. Chained data blocks make assets traceable, cryptography enables trusted ownership, and consensus algorithms realize distributed business consistency. In the meantime, the critical challenges brought by COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated the need to prioritize blockchain adoption.
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NVIDIA Arms Itself To Terminate Intel’s Processor Dominance

Glenn O'Donnell September 16, 2020
NVIDIA just announced that it plans to acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank for $40 billion. The combination aims to conquer the enormous compute market that has long been dominated by the x86 architecture (and, thus, Intel and AMD). The x86 platform remains the leader in PCs and data centers, but the future growth prospects lie […]
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Oracle Sort Of Buys TikTok (But Not Really)

Jeff Pollard September 14, 2020
Larry Ellison proves that customer acquisition cost (CAC) is no barrier in Oracle’s conquest to expand its cloud credibility and market share. The announcement is murky at the moment, but the particulars indicate that Oracle and ByteDance will enter into a technology partnership to host the US operations of TikTok. This allows TikTok to escape […]
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Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2020: Looking Beyond The Challenges

Guannan Lu June 9, 2020
Huawei started the 17th Huawei Global Analyst Summit on May 18, 2020 in Shenzhen, China. Huawei’s rotating chairman, Guo Ping, spoke on the theme of “Huawei: A Year and Beyond” to both look back on a very challenging year for the company and look ahead with a focus on accelerating growth. The US Entity List […]
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Computer Vision Supports Retailers’ Automation Efforts

Guannan Lu April 9, 2020
Looking for ways computer vision can automate retail and improve CX? Analysts Guannan Lu and Charlie Dai provide four examples.
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