Findings of a new APAC cloud security survey show that 57% of SMB "cloud users" reported reduced time spent on managing security, and are saving an averaged 26% on their IT budget due to using the cloud. About half of them experienced "higher levels of security" since moving to the cloud.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 24-May-2012
Better collaboration is usually the top organizational priority that will drive business growth and more SMBs in the region are investing in collaboration tools that support business goals, according to Andrew Pickup, Microsoft’s Asia-Pacific CMO and COO.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 17-May-2012
India-based conglomerate Essar Group is delivering some of its web applications through Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud services platform, and believes that the move is resulting in increased profitability and cost reduction.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 07-May-2012
For three months, AICTE will deploy Microsoft's cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools to 7.5 million users in 10,000 technical education institutions to help reduce costs and simplify IT management.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 16-Apr-2012
Australia-based Movideo signs a four-year technical alliance with Microsoft to deliver its online video service on Azure. The company's CEO talks about how online video is delivered and consumed in Asia, the strongest business model for online video delivery, and his first steps taken to enter the Chinese market.
by: Carol Ko 02-Apr-2012
In China and India, cloud computing will help to generate a total of 6.75 million jobs from 2012 to 2015. China and India account for 12% of global public cloud services or 25% of total IT expenses.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 29-Mar-2012
Going by a four-year technical alliance with Microsoft, Australia-based Movideo migrates its online video platform to Windows Azure from open source Java stack to tap the global online video market, which is forecast to exceed US$10 billion by the end of 2014.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 27-Mar-2012
Cloud computing will create nearly 14 million new jobs globally by 2015, while revenues from cloud innovation could reach US$1.1 trillion per year by 2015, a Microsoft-commissioned research from IDC showed.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 07-Mar-2012
The 50-strong IT shop was challenged to build a global brand for the Group and a common IT platform to support business growth. After evaluating Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps, IT opted for the one that can support DotCN domain and provide stable Web performance in China.
by: Carol Ko 06-Mar-2012
Hong Kong Cyberport's incubation program provides start-ups the needed financial assistance and support to build their cloud hosting businesses. According to Asia Cloud Computing Association, the best way forward to develop one's cloud capacity is to widen exposure and get mentorship.
by: Carol Ko 02-Mar-2012