Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google are part of a growing number of global cloud players looking to compete in the Asian market, but the region's local players can still gain the upper hand with the right cards.
By The Way
Eileen Yu checks out industry developments across the Asia-Pacific region, discussing their relevance to the global tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 16 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings.
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