A Bright Outlook for the “Six Key Emerging Industries” 六大新興產業 飛躍雲端耀光芒

Taiwanese industry is heavily export-oriented, and is also relatively undiversified, with hi-tech manufacturing dominating the industrial structure. As a result, Taiwan is highly vulnerable to the ups and downs of the global business cycle. This was very obvious last year, when the global financial crisis led to a dramatic fall in Taiwan’s exports. The Executive Yuan believes that it is vital to create new opportunities for the development of Taiwanese industry; with this aim in mind, the government has formulated the “Six Key Emerging Industries Plan.”

由於我國產業以外銷為導向,而且多集中在某些科技製造產業,缺乏多元發展的情形下,易受國際景氣影響,如去年全球金融風暴下,我國外銷重創的經驗,讓行政院認為,必須創造下一波產業契機,於是推出「六大新興產業計畫」。

Chang Chia-Yuan, Vice President of Quanta Computer, notes that these days everyone is talking about “cloud computing,” and that the companies that come to mind when someone mentions cloud computing are enterprises such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo! that operate global, universal platforms; however, specific applications such as healthcare, education, monitoring and testing, entertainment, etc. may offer even greater opportunities for cloud computing development.

廣達電腦副總經理張嘉淵表示,現在大家談雲端運算,直覺上容易想到Google、亞馬遜、微軟、雅虎等,做的是全球通用的雲端平台,但是,針對醫療、教育、監測、娛樂等特定領域、特定應用功能,或許更能發展出雲端機會。

Wu Ming-Ji, Director General of the Department of Industrial Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs, points out that the development of cloud computing services by the Six Key Emerging Industries needs to be carefully focused. Wu notes that the Chinese government has been promoting the growth of the healthcare and energy sectors, and suggests that Taiwan may be able to develop business opportunities that relate to collaboration with China in these areas. Regarding the development of cloud computing services in the Six Key Emerging Industries, cloud computing knowledge, technology, human talent and infrastructure are generally in short supply in Taiwan’s industries; Wu suggests that the government may want to consider establishing an Open Cloud Computing R&D Center and Cloud Computing Applications Project Office to help chief information officers (CIOs) and other managers in the Six Key Emerging Industries to plan the rollout of cloud computing services and to promote more active involvement by industry.

經濟部技術處處長吳明機指出,六大新興產業雲端服務發展應聚焦,中國政策支持醫療照護與能源產業,台灣可在這兩項領域與大陸合作拓展商機。有關六大新興產業雲端服務,國內業界普遍面臨雲端運算運用知識、技術、人才、設施環境不足,未來政府可考慮設立「開放雲端運算研發中心」與「雲端運算應用專案辦公室」,協助六大新興產業相關主管機關與CIO,規劃雲端服務與推動業界參與。

Yang Jen-Ta, Director of the Institute for Information Industry’s Innovative Digitech-Enabled Applications & Services Institute (III-IDEAS), says that the Chinese-language e-reading market offers significant opportunities for Taiwan. Yang suggests that, given that the “Greater China” region is the world’s largest market, Taiwan should exploit the advantages conferred by its ethnic Chinese culture. He sees significant potential for e-reading in the cultural and creative industries, anticipating that Taiwan should be able to develop new business opportunities by integrating e-reading devices with innovative services.

「華文數位閱讀是台灣很大的機會,」資策會創新應用服務研究所所長楊仁達表示,畢竟大中華是全球最大市場,應掌握華人文化優勢,在文創領域中可以數位閱讀,搭配創新閱讀裝置與創新服務,搶占新商機。

【完整內容請見《創新發現誌》ideas 10月號】