Worldwide IT spending is on pace to reach US$3.6 trillion in 2012, a 3% increase from 2011 spending of US$3.5 trillion, according to the latest outlook by Gartner Inc, whose IT spending outlook has been revised up slightly from the 2.5% projection last quarter.
HP has announced new Converged Cloud solutions specifically for organizations in Asia Pacific, claiming they would facilitate cloud adoption and simplify deployment to enhance business innovation and agility.
Red Hat has announced the global availability of the next minor release of its Enterprise Linux operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3.
Samsung has decided to adopt Windows Azure, Microsoft Corp’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud offering, to manage its Smart TV infrastructure, helping it reduce costs and increase its capacity to meet its growing customer base.
Microsoft has rolled out its Office 365 cloud productivity service in four new Asian markets, and also announced the general availability of Office 365 for education.
Exabytes has joined forces with MDeC to implement the MSC Malaysia Cloud Initiative’s SaaS (Software as a Service) Acceleration Program.
Fujitsu has added Nimsoft to its global Cloud platform to offer IT Management as a Service (ITMaaS) in South-East Asia.
Malaysia's national R&D center Mimos is currently working on rolling out the next version of social security organization Perkeso’s technology upgrade.
There has been a lot of discussion over the last few years about the changing role of the CIO with the advent of cloud computing. The traditional view is that CIOs can no longer just focus on strategic investments in and use of IT, but need to plug into management and business issues. IBM has an even more radical view of the role of the CIO in the cloud era.
A recent IDC survey of companies across Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) shows that Malaysia is below the regional average in terms of cloud computing usage, but that is expected to change significantly in the next six to 12 months.