Danny Mu

Principal Analyst

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The State Of Data Commercialization In China’s Financial Services Industry

Meng Liu February 5, 2023
The growth of the data economy in China is accelerating. Financial services (FS) firms are actively participating in it, increasingly commercializing their data to create new revenue streams and expand business opportunities. Danny Mu and I have recently published a report, The State Of Data Commercialization In China’s Financial Services Industry, which presents current trends […]

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 […]

APAC Predictions 2023: Technology

Danny Mu November 1, 2022
As economic concerns spread in the APAC region, technology leaders will have to make some bold calls. Read our top technology predictions for APAC to help inform your 2023 planning.

Understand Processing Gravity To Optimize Your AI Architecture Design

Danny Mu January 10, 2022
The era of AI is coming, and AI applications are sprouting everywhere — from AI applications that are already widely embedded in enterprise business scenarios to massive models containing trillions of parameters that are ready to solve complex problems. They are also crossing into the physical world, from data centers to factory floors, customer touchpoints, […]

AMD Acquires Xilinx To Bolster Its HPC Portfolio

Tracy Woo November 3, 2020
Last week, AMD entered into agreement to acquire chip manufacturer Xilinx through a $35 billion all-stock transaction. This is the latest gargantuan M&A deal in the semiconductor market to focus on new opportunities in processing, after the NVIDIA-Arm announcement. The AMD-Xilinx partnership is meant to broaden AMD’s product portfolio, which focuses on high-performance CPUs and […]

Haier’s Adaptive Strategy Wins In The Face Of COVID-19 Challenges

Guannan Lu June 15, 2020
Haier’s adaptive strategy enabled it to respond to COVID-19-induced challenges in an efficient and effective manner. Learn how Haier applied good practices in organizational, market, and technology adaptiveness.

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 […]

In A Crisis, People Want Dependable Technology

Glenn O'Donnell April 23, 2020
If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught businesses, it’s how vital core infrastructure and operations are to an organization’s resiliency and dependability. But where does innovation fit into the new normal?

Unveiling The IT Stack To Support The Artificial Intelligence Of Things At CES 2020

Danny Mu February 27, 2020
Flying taxis, concept cars, curved screens, and folding PCs are lighting up Las Vegas nights. This is a place where the world’s best tech gets unveiled. As intelligence will transform most verticals, including transportation, smart home, healthcare, and public services, emerging technologies such as 5G, the internet of things (IoT), and edge computing are forming […]

Tech-Driven Innovation Transforms The Shipping Industry

Danny Mu February 3, 2020
(coauthored with Han Bao, senior research associate) As we enter 2020, talks of recession are widespread. This is scary for all industries and in particular for shipping, as its fate is tightly linked to the health of the global economy. In recent years, we have seen distorted supply and demand, weakening global GDP growth, and […]

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, […]

Reflections On Bosch ConnectedWorld 2019

Dan Bieler August 19, 2019
Bosch ConnectedWorld — Bosch’s premier customer and partner event held annually in Berlin — has become a destination event for European internet of things (IoT) professionals.

Digital Business: Bosch ConnectedWorld 2019 Analysis

Nigel Fenwick August 13, 2019
Bosch ConnectedWorld — Bosch’s premier customer and partner event held annually in Berlin — has become a destination event for European internet of things (IoT) professionals. What started several years ago as a hands-on-type of event where lots of practitioners demonstrated Bosch’s most innovative solutions has now become a more typical conference, with polished marketing […]

How Ping An Insurance Embraced Digital To Rewrite Its Business

Danny Mu February 24, 2019
China’s Ping An insurance company wedded digital technology with a renewed commitment to customer obsession. The investments were well worth it: They’ve increased revenue by 250%. We’ve listed the cornerstone initiatives that enabled this impressive growth.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Leveraging Emerging Technologies In The Transformation Of "Made In China"

Danny Mu August 8, 2018
I recently published a report — “Emerging Technologies Are Transforming ‘Made In China’” — in which I discuss how manufacturing CIOs should leverage emerging technologies to drive their transformation under the “Made in China 2025” initiative. China has long been known as the world’s factory, contributing the most added manufacturing value in the world. However, China’s manufacturing […]

The Industrial Internet Comes Of Age In China

Danny Mu March 16, 2018
A few weeks ago, the China Industrial Internet Summit — the country’s leading industrial internet conference — was held in Beijing. Dozens of leading manufacturing firms and technology vendors from the US, Germany, and Japan shared their latest achievements and future strategies with thousands of participants. The weather was cold, but the industrial internet is […]