IDC Health Insights' recent survey found that 69% of IT decision makers in the APAC indicated that they currently have budget assigned to cloud computing. Those that adopt cloud services are looking beyond short-term benefits to improve patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes, and to provide collaborative healthcare.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 17-Apr-2012
With cloud computing entering the corporate IT scene, flagging opportunities to turn capex to opex, IT leaders may wonder if this suggests opportunities to downsize the IT department and reallocate budgets to third-party cloud service providers. As you ponder these possibilities, also consider if it may instead be time to hire more IT staff.
by: Carol Ko 16-Apr-2012
IDC Government Insights survey show that a government department that is highly confident in running its own private cloud environment may run the risk of not reaching out to other internal departments to collaborate on cloud opportunities. Read on for IDC's recommendations to optimize the benefits of cloud services.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 11-Apr-2012
TCS' global survey findings show that companies in APAC and Latin America are more aggressive in adopting cloud computing, with a much higher proportion of cloud applications to total applications than their US and European counterparts.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 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
According to new survey findings, 47% of Hong Kong companies plan to focus spending on better protecting their virtual environments, while 46% will plan focus investment on managing a hybrid cloud environment where private clouds are supplemented with access to public clouds resources.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 15-Mar-2012
A Digital Realty-commissioned study conducted by Campos Research & Analysis finds that 76% of survey respondents will definitely or probably expand their data center infrastructure in 2012, while 17% have no plans for data center projects in 2012 or 2013.
by: StorageAsia editors 13-Mar-2012
IBM's new survey findings suggest the number of cloud-adopting enterprises will more than double by 2015. While 16% said they were already using cloud capabilities for sweeping innovation, 35% intended to use it to transform their business models by 2015.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 09-Mar-2012
Government-owned Vietnam Posts & Telecommunication launches Polycom-backed cloud-based video conferencing service. It delivers face-to-face communication on a pay-per-use model targeting at enterprises, government, healthcare, education and the hospitality sectors.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 08-Mar-2012
At a CIO Exchange discussion held in Malaysia, CIOs share their thoughts on virtualization and their cloud strategies: some said only small steps were taken on cloud, some waited for more "success stories," others were adopting cloud-based collaboration to drive information sharing.
by: Emily Chia, Enterprise Innovation 25-Feb-2012