CxO Pulse Check: Cloud changes in Malaysia 2017

VADS reveals how Malaysia's CxOs are prioritising their cloud computing and managed services strategies to advance on the road to digital transformation.

By AvantiKumar
Jan. 9, 2017


The drivers for shared cloud services is economies of scale; to run business applications such as ERP, CRM, Analytics, Supply chain Management on top of highly scalable hosted and shared cloud infrastructure.

For example, this approach can help many SAP customers enhance their data management, real time analytics and application development by migrating some of their SAP applications to run on a SAP HANA infrastructure hosted and managed by a cloud service provider like VADS, offering them more efficiently and resiliently.
 
One additional trend is the impact of cloud and self-service technologies on the way enterprise users starts to consume internal and external applications or any IT resources. This also has an impact of the way IT department are delivering, supporting and managing all internal and external resources under the same service catalogue and unique self-service delivery framework. This new delivery model allows organisations to become more agile and quickly add capabilities from across the IT landscape as needed, using Enterprise ITaaS Marketplace as a self-service one stop shop of all IT services and resources.
 
Lastly, the Government sector is no different from the highly regulated private sector; emphasizes on data residency and operational efficiency to serve the Rakyat better. In fact, they were one of the earlier sectors to move to cloud because real-time accessibility to information is crucial.
 
In conclusion we see all the industries are moving to the cloud in different speeds. And we do believe that some change agents such as "Born in the Cloud" industries, some innovative traditional industries as well as some Government agencies will lead this trend to realize Malaysia's aspiration to be a Digital Nation by 2020.

The first edition of this feature was published 9 January 2017 on Computerworld Malaysia.

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