Global connectivity: How safe is your Internet connection?

Internet connections are more fragile and terrestrial than they seem. With approximately 99% of Internet travel occurring underseas, it’s surprising that outages aren’t more common. Knowing the level of connectivity to a particular country can help decision makers choose which countries their firm does business. Analysis: The New Zealand Outage A construction project in Sydney, … Continue reading “Global connectivity: How safe is your Internet connection?”

Malaysia: How an economic challenge could become a political liability

When Malaysia’s top palm oil export markets decide to curb imports, one expects the usual government level posturing followed by due-diligence in replacing the lost export revenue. Indeed, when India and the European Union both declared that they were reducing the amount of palm oil they were willing to import, Malaysia did both: announcing that … Continue reading “Malaysia: How an economic challenge could become a political liability”