There is no doubt that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are embracing the cloud, recognising it as a means of competing on a global stage with international peers and unbound by capital constraints.
Fluke Networks, which specialises in network performance monitoring and diagnostics solutions, expects its business in Asia to grow by double-digit percentages, fuelled by the growing demand for cloud services.
The hybrid cloud is the buzz these days, but its adoption calls for three quick steps that enterprises need to consider when making the move, writes Subra Suppiah of Avanade Malaysia.
The small and medium business (SMB) cloud services market in Indonesia is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% in the next three years from Rp15 trillion (US$1.2 billion) in 2015 to Rp33 trillion (US$2.7 billion) by 2018.
Malaysia’s information and communications technology (ICT) industry can be best described as a silver cloud with some grey linings, registering a healthy growth overall but marked by dismal showings in key technologies such as cloud computing adoption and Fourth-Generation (4G) mobile take-up.
Cloud computing player Salesforce.com has reiterated its commitment to South-East Asia, saying that the region remains an important focus for the company, especially given its pervasive use of mobile devices and socially-connected consumers.
The latest edition of the annual VMware Cloud Index showed that many business executives in Malaysia believe that their IT investments are not aligned with their companies’ business objectives, and that if their IT departments cannot deliver, they ‘will go elsewhere’ – that is, the public cloud.