It’s a hybrid cloud world in SEA: IDC study

  • Enterprises in SEA still prefer to use internal resources
  • Traditional outsourcers will have to reinvent themselves
It’s a hybrid cloud world in SEA: IDC study

70% of enterprises in South-East Asian countries will commit to a hybrid cloud strategy, according to International Data Corporation (IDC), citing its latest research The State of Cloud in South-East Asia.
While the transition may be fraught with challenges in calculating the return on investment (ROI) and getting management buy-in, enterprises realise that adopting the hybrid cloud is important to reduce cost and achieve business transformation, agility and scalability, the research and analyst firm said in a statement.
The research further reveals that enterprises in South-East Asia still prefer to manage their infrastructure and applications using internal resources rather than outsourcing services.
However, such traditional in-house deployment of services will gradually decrease as enterprises begin to realise the value derived from moving to the cloud.
In this regard, it is crucial for IT enterprises to clearly define their business objectives and also understand how the adoption of a hybrid cloud strategy can help them achieve those objectives, IDC said.
Similarly, traditional outsourcers will have to reinvent themselves. IDC predicts that enterprises will increasingly engage with vendors who can provide end-to-end outsourcing services including cloud services.
This will put greater pressure on traditional outsourcers to transform their traditional business in alignment to customer needs.
Moreover, large enterprises in South-East Asia are more comfortable partnering with local vendors.
“There is a clear necessity for local vendors to partner with global vendors in order to become more competitive in the market and be able to provide end-to-end solutions,” states Sreenath Kandarpah, IT Services research manager, IDC Asia/Pacific.
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