IDC: Strong government adoption of SaaS-PaaS mix in 2012
By Asia Cloud Forum staff 05-Dec-2011
Governments in mature Asia-Pacific countries will get well on the way with cloud infrastructure and platform decisions. Those in the developing nations, on the other hand, will look to cloud solutions for quick scaling up of ICT offerings, said research firm IDC
According to IDC Government Insight
’s newly released "Asia/Pacific Government Insights 2012 Top 10 Predictions," mature governments in APAC will, in the next 12 months, significantly invest in Infrastructure-as-a-Service to prepare for the "cloud era."
As for Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service, IDC Government Insight predicted that there will be a strong mixed adoption of the two between the public and private sector.
In addition, governments will closely monitor the cloud best practices among public sectors worldwide to define their own cloud deployment roadmap in their respective countries, said Frank Levering, research manager, IDC Government Insights Asia/Pacific.
IDC’s other seven predictions for APAC governments in 2012 are:
- Government spending and investments will not be significantly affected by economic struggles in the US and Europe.
- Government apps will morph from one-way information-centric delivery mechanisms to two-way inseparable services and interaction tools for citizens.
- Proactive interaction by governments with citizens through popular social media will change from novelty to necessity.
- Information security will be a critical component in government purchases.
- New funds will be allocated by governments to prepare city infrastructures for natural disasters and the influx of people from urban areas.
- National broadband initiatives will evolve the education sector. Tablets will revolutionize how education is conducted.
- Bring-Your-Own-Device trends will radically change the traditional function of IT and device management in governments.
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