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Weekly Roundups

Digitalization Continues to Enhance Industry Capabilities

By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Wed, 01/26/2022 - 15:38

Digitalization continues to add greater dynamism to Mexico’s economy by supporting true financial inclusion in fintech, making logistical processes more efficient and helping people have greater access to healthcare. As more people join the digital space, however, companies will require greater processing capacity.

In international news, Meta aims to finish building the world’s fastest AI supercomputer, an essential building block for its Metaverse vision.

 

Here is your weekly Tech briefing:

 

Mexico

Digitization Still a Roadblock to True Financial Inclusion

Digitalization has been key to advancing financial inclusion in Mexico. However, a bigger change is needed, with awareness and regulation the major priorities to make inclusion a reality.

 

Maersk Reinvents Logistics Customer Experience with Digitization

Maersk reintroduced an API-based and back-end website to provide a digitized logistics customer experience through personalized services, real-time platform synchronization with predictability features and faster bureaucratic processes for lading drafts and cargo release orders.

 

Industry Trends

Three Decades of Preparation: A Singular Network Infrastructure

Akamai predicted the congestion of internet infrastructure from traffic volumes. Now, it helps clients build processing capacity.

“Over the past two years, our unique market solution has become particularly relevant as cyberattacks proliferated in conjunction with the sudden confluence of billions of people in this digital space,” said Hugo Werner, Regional Latam Vice President, Akamai.

 

International Influence Is Driving Cybersecurity Compliance

Contracts with international companies are driving Mexican companies to meet cybersecurity standards, said Brier & Thorn Mexico CEO Carolina Ruiz.

“International companies have played an important role in driving cybersecurity compliance in Mexico’s private sector, specifically through contractual agreements,” said Ruiz.

 

Transforming the Lives of Mexicans Through Investments

Investment is key to reach financial freedom and preserve acquisition power amid worldwide inflation issues, said GBM+’s Javier de la Madrid.

“Five years ago, we worked to eliminate every single barrier to investment and allow everyone to become an investor,” said de la Madrid.

 

Next-Level Care Solutions Powered by Tech

Google Cloud Americas’ Esteban López discussed Google’s end-to-end tech solutions related to care provision and their reception.

“Telehealth services are the digital gateways to health and are critical to increasing patient access to care. The growth in the use of smartphones in the region allows a greater number of people to receive care, treatment and disease management remotely,” said López.

 

International

Meta to Complete Fastest AI Supercomputer

The Metaverse that Mark Zuckerberg aims to create will require the processing capabilities that can only be provided by supercomputing. After two years of development, Meta will have finished building the world’s fastest AI supercomputer.

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Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Journalist & Industry Analyst