Charlie Dai

VP, Principal Analyst

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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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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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