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Alibaba Cloud looks to integrated and intelligent future at Beijing summit

March 21, 2019 / James Bourne

Alibaba Cloud has taken the opportunity provided by its most recent Beijing Summit to elaborate on its near 10-year history – and explore a more integrated and intelligent future.The company noted that its cloud arm was ‘becoming the main business focus of Alibaba Group’ and that cloud adoption was ‘expected to continue and become more immersive in the traditional sectors across China.’ “Alibaba has championed cloud computing in China over the past 10 years and has been at the forefront of rapid technology development,” said Jeff Zhang, CTO at Alibaba Group and president of Alibaba Cloud. “In the future, our highly compatible and standards-based platform will allow SaaS partners to onboard easily and thrive.“The offerings will also be enriched by our continued investment in research through the Damo Academy, [which] will align data science with the development of our products,” Zhang added. “To empower all participants in our ecosystem, we will boost the integrated development of techn...