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The battle to bring in the data centres

Data centres form the backbone of the ICT industry, so it is no surprise to see numerous locations jostling to become global data centre hubs. Karen Thuermer looks at which regions are leading the pack and why.

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China searches for silver lining to international cloud expansion

Chinese companies such as Alibaba, Huawei and Tencent have emerged as major investors in cloud computing infrastructure. But they will have to overcome a technological, as well as reputational, gap to compete with their US peers, as Jacopo Dettoni reports.

Facebook announces $750m data centre in Ohio

Social media giant Facebook is building its 10th US data centre in New Albany, Ohio, at a cost of $750m, writes Karen E Thuermer.

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Tech and textiles: a Farfetch story

Farfetch founder Jose Neves combined his tech experience with a love of fashion to create a global high-end e-commerce site. He tells Natasha Turak about his growth plans, following a partnership with Condé Nast.

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Work visas versus protectionism: the winners and losers

As global business takes stock of Brexit and headline-grabbing US policy decisions, working visas are ripe for reform. Some countries are already benefiting, as Erika Morphy reports.

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World Free Zones Organization chairman sees strength in certainty

On the sidelines of the World Free Zones Organization’s annual conference in May in Colombia, chairman Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni sat down with Courtney Fingar to discuss the challenges and trends facing free zones, and laud their ability to offer investors certainty in times of turbulence.

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Tamana Intech Park marries ecology with technology

Trinidad and Tobago hopes to become a Caribbean tech hub through the ambitious development of Tamana Intech Park, which boasts both innovation and sustainability credentials. Timothy Conley reports.

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Portugal's long-term education strategy pays off

Portugal’s long-term educational policies are paying dividends, with a high proportion of young people speaking more than one language and even sporting a master's degree. This in turn is attracting international companies and creating conditions that could lure many overseas Portuguese back. Courtney Fingar reports.

ADB meeting: investment in digital brings big dividends

Speakers at the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting in Yokohama were keen to stress the transformative effect of technology investment. John West reports.

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Odessa eyes status as Ukraine's Silicon Valley

Known primarily as a holiday destination, Odessa is fast becoming a magnet for tech start-ups. Boasting highly skilled graduates and an entrepreneurial spirit, the port city has an ambition to become Ukraine’s San Francisco. Natasha Turak reports.

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