Hong Kong OGCIO approves 40 companies which will offer 300 plus approved public cloud services to government agencies in Hong Kong under four categories: productivity apps, business apps, cloud IT services and social media apps.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 31-May-2012
In line with China's 12th Five-Year Plan, the Hong Kong government CIO will lead a 20-member cloud expert group to drive standards development and promote the best practices of cloud computing within the government. It will also work with international and Mainland Chinese industry bodies to help set cloud standards.
by: Carol Ko 30-Mar-2012
BMC Software's Suhas Kelkar and Eric Blum identifies ithree key considerations to guide IT decision makers in integrating cloud solutions with existing systems.
by: Suhas Kelkar and Eric Blum, BMC Software 27-Mar-2012
New survey results show the high expectations for speedy, low-cost implementation of new software systems in the cloud are putting unique pressures on IT departments within the enterprise. As businesses demand for greater speed and agility, they tend to look outside the organization to provision services in public clouds.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 22-Mar-2012
The possibility to having "the best of both worlds" with hybrid cloud extends to enterprises with on-premise infrastructure -- using traditional IT infrastructure in connection with public cloud computing via private network for maximum effect.-
by: Taylor Man, executive vice president, new business division, NTT Com Asia 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
Cloud services will bring about a major rethink in the logic of whole-of-government ICT strategy and the role of the government CIO. The cloud will increasingly empower agencies to access ICT cost savings and ICT-enabled innovation without the risks and imposts of mandated whole-of-government procurement and shared services arrangements.
by: Steve Hodgkinson, Ovum 10-Feb-2012
Oracle APAC's director of Fusion Middleware Albert Tay speaks about Oracle's cloud services deployments for Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Suisse and National Australia Bank, the common pitfalls in enterprise cloud strategy, upcoming cloud trends, and the four "paradigm shifts" to tap the full benefits of cloud.
by: Carol Ko 17-Jan-2012
In 2011, F5 Networks invested in R&D and infrastructure development in cloud computing, and in July launched the BIG-IP version 11 software to enable more dynamics in data centers and faster service provision. Read on to find out F5's three key lessons learnt about cloud computing.
by: Carol Ko 11-Jan-2012
In 2012, IT will adopt a much more robust product lifecycle management approach in managing cloud services. Whichever cloud services to adopt, businesses are advised to incorporate cloud computing into their overall IT strategy, start small, and pay attention to change management
by: Carol Ko 04-Jan-2012