Hon Hai confirms joint venture plan with NEC to provide cloud services
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the world’s biggest contract electronics manufacturer, confirmed Monday that it is teaming up with Japan’s NEC to go into cloud business in China and the rest of Asia.
Hon Hai Group of Taiwan, also known as Foxconn, confirmed a recent Nihon Keizai Shimbun report on the joint venture but provided no other details.
According to the news report, the joint venture will combine NEC’s cloud technology and Hon Hai’s data centers in Taiwan and China as well as the latter’s network of customers.
The two companies will begin to provide joint cloud services this year, the report said. (TAISE) report published yesterday.
When TAISE first launched this survey five years ago, it aimed to find out Taiwanese perceptions toward climate change and energy policies. The survey has since been conducted every year, and has become a reference for the industry, officials and universities when they meet to discuss relevant policies.
Carried out from March 2 to 6 this year, 1,093 Taiwanese over the age of 18 were randomly interviewed by telephone. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.96 percentage points, at a 95-percent confidence level.
Regarding the debate on nuclear power, 53.7 percent of the respondents are against the developments due to safety issues. 71.9 percent support zero growth of total energy consumption, and 58.3 percent support support fluctuation of electricity prices. Regarding energy policies, many expect the government to explore and accelerate investments on renewable energy, and to establish regulations against pollution caused by traffic and transportation.
The survey also shows that 63.1 percent of respondents discuss issues on climate change at home.
62.6 percent of respondents think the government does not take the issue of climate change seriously enough, while among them, 72.4 percent of respondents come from Taipei.