Charlie Dai

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Embrace Open Source Software In A Balanced Way

Charlie Dai June 4, 2013
Ten years ago, open source software (OSS) was more like a toy for independent software vendors (ISVs) in China: Only the geeks in R&D played around with it. However, the software industry has been developing quickly in China throughout the past decade, and technology trends such as service-oriented architecture (SOA), business process management (BPM), cloud […]
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Microsoft brings Windows Azure to China – is this the start of a new era?

Charlie Dai May 28, 2013
Back in October 2011, Microsoft named the initiative to introduce Windows Azure cloud platform into the Chinese market “Moon Cake,” which represents harmony and happiness in Chinese culture. On May 23, 2013, Microsoft made the announcement in Shanghai that Windows Azure will be available in Chinese market starting on June 6 —  almost half a […]
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Are You Ready For An Architectural Evolution With Converged Applications?

Charlie Dai April 1, 2013
SAP launched its HANA in-memory computing platform in 2010. HANA is a converged analytics appliance. Three years later, SAP has officially launched Business Suite on HANA: globally in January and in China on March 19. SAP clients can now run mission-critical applications on the converged infrastructure for optimized performance. Personally, I would suggest calling this […]
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5-Years Journey Of TOGAF In China Is Just A Beginning For EA

Charlie Dai February 6, 2013
As businesses get larger, and the need for effective alignment of the business with technology capabilities grows, enterprise architecture becomes an essential competency. But in China, many CIOs are struggling with setting up a high-performance enterprise architecture program to support their business strategies in a disruptive market landscape. This seems equally true for state-owned enterprises […]
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How Bad Are Firms In China At Data Management?

Charlie Dai January 14, 2013
Data management is becoming critical as organizations seek to better understand and target their customers, drive out inefficiency, and satisfy government regulations. Despite this, the maturity of data management practices at companies in China is generally poor. I had an enlightening conversation with my colleague, senior analyst Michele Goetz, who covers all aspects of data […]
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SAP’s Labs China – A Good Start On Addressing China-Specific Needs

Charlie Dai December 12, 2012
Insufficient flexibility for business customization, poor ease of use, and long implementation have become major complaints about SAP’s core products by many SAP clients in China. Despite SAP’s wide adoption by large enterprises in China, including Nongfu Spring (the first one in APAC using HANA — in-memory computing platform — in production) and Sinopec (ranked […]
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