Frank Liu

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China’s Tech Market Will Reach $136 Billion In 2015

Frank Liu April 22, 2015
Slower economic growth will become China’s “new normal.” To combat this, the Chinese government is launching a series of initiatives to drive tech market growth in 2015, including economic stimuli across industries, starting an Internet Plus project, and creating new free-trade zones. My latest report, China Tech Market Outlook: 2015, provides the drivers behind Forrester’s […]
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Which Private Cloud Solution Provider In China Suits You Best?

Frank Liu February 1, 2015
Chinese organizations should leverage the benefits of private cloud to address emerging requirements such as more agile technology services to improve customer engagement. However, determining which private cloud solution your company should choose is not a matter of size or market share. What’s most important is fit for purpose — your purpose. And that’s exactly […]
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OpenStack Development Will Accelerate Rapidly In China Market In 2015

Frank Liu December 24, 2014
As the interest of Chinese organizations to adopt cloud solutions for business transformation is increasing, OpenStack-based cloud solutions have become the hot topic in the China market in 2014. I believe that 2015 will be the key year for OpenStack and it will rapidly develop in China. Here’s why: Government policy support. The Ministry of […]
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Chinese Private Cloud Market Trends For 2015

Frank Liu December 19, 2014
Following the launch of my recent report, The Dynamics Of China’s Private Cloud Market, I’ve been getting briefing requests from vendors and inquiries from end users. My report addresses most of their concerns, such as the vendor landscape, business scenarios, and industry practices. However, following my discussions with many Chinese private cloud end users, I […]
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Global Vendors Should Expand Their Ecosystem In China

Frank Liu November 19, 2014
Back in June, I blogged about why Chinese technology management professionals have started looking more closely at domestic vendors. One reason: a government-led push away from foreign IT vendors that is forcing global vendors to expand their local ecosystem to exploit new service models and improve service delivery. Chinese tech management teams should keep an […]
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Keep An Eye On Software-Defined Data Centers In China

Frank Liu September 30, 2014
Although emerging markets like China tend to lag developed markets by 18 to 24 months in terms of technology deployment, Chinese organizations should start embracing new concepts like the software-defined data center (SDDC). The SDDC is an evolving architectural and operational philosophy, not a product you can buy with a demonstrable ROI. Chinese organizations can’t […]
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Forrester’s First Report About The Private Cloud Market In China

Frank Liu September 29, 2014
Early next month, Forrester will publish a report on the dynamics of China’s private cloud market. This research demonstrates that Chinese I&O pros have started to leverage the benefits of private cloud — including highly standardized and automated virtual pooling and metered pay-per-use chargeback — to support the digital transformation of traditional business. By using […]
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Chinese Tech Management Pros: Start Looking Closely At Domestic IT Vendors

Frank Liu June 30, 2014
Several events over the past few months in China will affect both the IT procurement strategy of Chinese organizations and the market position and development of local and foreign IT vendors, including: A government-led push away from foreign IT vendors. Amid security concerns, the Chinese government has issued policies to discourage the use of technology […]
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China’s Cloud Collaboration Market Enters A New Age

Frank Liu May 5, 2014
Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite, Office 365, is now generally available in China through a partnership with 21Vianet, China’s largest carrier-neutral Internet data center service provider. This announcement follows the recent launches of Microsoft Azure and SQL Server 2014. The public cloud market in China will grow from $297 million in 2011 to $3.8 billion in 2020. The […]
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Huawei Further Defines Its Enterprise Business Strategy

Frank Liu February 24, 2014
Chinese media outlets recently published a speech given by Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei in which he addressed Huawei’s enterprise business. This speech was not only represents the first public enterprise business overview since Huawei entered the market three years ago, but it also details the firm’s enterprise business development strategy for 2014. First note that […]
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Google Apps For Business May Be Doomed In Mainland China

Frank Liu December 13, 2013
On December 10, Google announced that it is scrapping plans to build a data center in Hong Kong. Instead, it will double its planned investment in its Taiwan data center to $600 million. This undoubtedly worsens the already grave situation for about 32,000 Google Apps users in mainland China, as Google never officially launched Google […]
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Does Your IT Infrastructure Best Support Your eCommerce Business?

Frank Liu December 13, 2013
The growth in today’s online retail market in China remains staggering, driven by rapid increases in the total number of online buyers and online spending per buyer. Web-only retailers dominate this market, but the dynamic is starting to shift as an increasing number of traditional retailers embrace eCommerce, including local companies and multinational corporations. eCommerce […]
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