Charlie Dai

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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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The Updated China Tech Market Forecast In Light Of COVID-19

Charlie Dai March 27, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has signficantly impacted China's tech market. Get the latest forecast for the market and learn three ways firms can adapt.
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A Roundup Of Key Machine-Learning Announcements From AWS re:Invent

Leslie Joseph December 4, 2019
For data science practitioners, machine learning developers or insights-driven business leaders, here are the key announcements from Amazon's AWS re:invent 2019 show that you should care about.
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EY Flexes Its Blockchain Muscles In China

Meng Liu November 14, 2019
Key takeaways from EY’s Asia Pacific Blockchain Summit
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Key Takeaways From Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Conference — Strategy And Technology Observations

Dane Anderson October 11, 2019
Two weeks ago, Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Conference 2019 took place in Hangzhou, China. It has been 10 years since Alibaba Cloud was established in 2009. In just 10 years, Alibaba Cloud has become one of the world’s most fascinating and cutting-edge technology businesses. For companies that want to lead the world in tech-driven innovation and digital business, […]
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Blockchain Helps Enterprises’ Digital Ecosystems In Asia Pacific

Charlie Dai October 11, 2019
(coauthored with Han Bao, senior research associate) Blockchain solutions are maturing, yet speculation on their value is rife. Most business and technology decision makers are still unclear about what actual business value this technology can deliver to their organizations. This is what I have been researching and writing about — to determine how enterprises can […]
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Machine Learning Takes To The Cloud

Leslie Joseph October 2, 2019
Machine learning continues to disrupt and democratize itself. Announcing two new Forrester reports that describe the popularity of running machine learning pipelines and workloads in the public cloud, in North America and in Asia Pacific.
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China’s Tech Market Will Grow By 4% In 2019 And 7% In 2020

Charlie Dai January 24, 2019
Growth in China’s technology market will slow in 2019 due to geopolitical tensions and economic pressures but will rebound in 2020. Our just-published “China Tech Market Outlook, 2019 To 2020” report forecasts that business and government purchases of technology goods and services will grow by 4% in 2019 and 7% in 2020 in US dollar […]
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Key Takeaways From Huawei Connect 2018

Charlie Dai October 17, 2018
Huawei held its flagship Connect 2018 conference in Shanghai from October 10 to 12. The event, which featured more than 200 sessions, attracted over 25,000 visitors and more than 1,500 partners from around the world. By the end of 2017, Huawei’s annual revenue had exceeded US$92 billion — half of which comes from global markets […]
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Impressions From Alibaba’s Computing Conference

Dan Bieler October 8, 2018
Alibaba has become one of the world’s most fascinating and cutting-edge technology businesses — and is key to understanding where the digital era is heading.
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A New Forrester Wave™ Assesses The Market For Full-Stack Public Cloud Development Platforms In China

Charlie Dai August 13, 2018
Our new “The Forrester Wave™: Full-Stack Public Cloud Development Platforms In China, Q3 2018” report is now live! This Wave evaluation uncovered a market in which Alibaba Cloud, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Tencent Cloud, and Huawei lead the pack. Baidu Cloud, JD Cloud, Kingsoft Cloud, and QingCloud offer strong alternatives. UCloud, Ping An Technology, and […]
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Who Should Provide Your Public Cloud?

Charlie Dai May 29, 2018
To fuel digital transformations, enterprises are increasingly turning to public cloud services to improve their customer experience, operational excellence, and the broader ecosystem. CIOs have to select from a diverse and changing set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. My recent report, “Now Tech: Public Cloud Development Platforms In […]
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Navigating Your Computer Vision Software Provider Landscape

Charlie Dai March 6, 2018
Artificial intelligence is key to digital business; firms are using it to transform everything from business operations to the customer experience. Of the various technology layers that make up AI, we have spotlighted computer vision, as this layer is particularly prevalent in the Chinese market. We have observed that, in the past three years, VC […]
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China’s Tech Market Will Grow By 8% In 2018 And 9% In 2019

Charlie Dai January 21, 2018
Forrester’s China Tech Market Outlook, 2018 To 2019 report forecasts that business and government purchases of technology goods and services will grow by 8% in 2018 and 9% in 2019 in US dollar terms. In the past two years, weak domestic demand and rapid currency devaluation put critical pressure on China’s economy — but tech […]
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