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Is Data the New Oil? Building Places | People, Cities and the Future of Real Estate

    • Investing

With many more people now working, schooling and viewing entertainment from home, our reliance on the cloud is at an all-time high. JLL Research manager David Barnett explains how data centers, the places where the servers that power the cloud are housed, have seen sustained global demand. Nearly every industry is now reliant on the computing power of the cloud and observers are asking, "Is data the new oil?"

With many more people now working, schooling and viewing entertainment from home, our reliance on the cloud is at an all-time high. JLL Research manager David Barnett explains how data centers, the places where the servers that power the cloud are housed, have seen sustained global demand. Nearly every industry is now reliant on the computing power of the cloud and observers are asking, "Is data the new oil?"

9 min

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