INSIGHTS | China’s shift to enterprise: a quiet evolution

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DingTalk is an communication and collaboration platform for enterprises developed by Alibaba. (Image credit: TechNode/Eugene Tang)
DingTalk is a communication and collaboration platform for enterprises developed by Alibaba. (Image credit: TechNode/Eugene Tang)

At our Emerge conference last week, we featured discussions on AI, blockchain, digital marketing, and corporate innovation in China. Of all the discussions, it was the one on the 2B shift that surprised me the most because of the reaction to it and the amount of explanation I had to provide to attendees and partners.

Bottom line: Enterprise, which includes everything from bringing rural convenience stores online to upgrading China’s factories, isn’t sexy and doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Even with significant restructuring announced late last year by the BAT as well as government policies prioritizing industrial upgrades, not enough China tech watchers and participants are aware o

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