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The Data Supply Lines Start to Shift Between China and U.S. Leaning Nations (War Under Waves)

Businesses should be aware of the different types of changes occurring in the market through what is normally called a Market Analysis that includes internal and external factors that lead to competitiveness. ( You may want to watch this video on how market analysis works in business. 'Strategic Management' ) Within this source shift you are going to have internal resources and external resources being expended and built.  Internal resources our our capacities as a nation and group of nations (i.e. infrastructure/energy, innovation, human capital ) The external resources will be the availability of fast data supply lines ( i.e. just like old oil lines, highways, railways, airports, etc. ). Countries, and flock nations, are likely to start coordinating their needs to ensure they are well supplied and maintained.  Outside of business considerations, I'm going to say I think the Reuter authors did a fabulous job on this article. Outstanding work! The amount of research that w
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