Singapore’s drive to getting ICT SMEs to adopt the cloud was further refined yesterday with an emphasis to both embrace it, by developing solutions using cloud-native architectures, while simultaneously respecting it, by making sure to abide by the country’s data privacy laws.
This was expressed by Philip Heah, IMDA assistant chief executive, technology and infrastructure group, during the launch of Cloud Expo Asia 2019. “Enterprises in Singapore are seeing the value of such services,” he said. “We need to further educate our users in order to help them fully utilise (them).”
With the event attracting an estimated 18,000 attendees from the APAC region, Heah was keen that the message be conveyed that Singapore is serious about the cloud.
This sentiment was echoed by Lim Soon Tien, SGTech chairman, who both noted the rising adoption rate of cloud by Singaporean companies, while putting forward an industry-led initiative to help more companies get on board.
“94% of Singaporean enterprises have identified the hybrid cloud as the top IT trend to have a positive influence on business,” said Lim, sharing results of a survey conducted by SGTech. Meanwhile the number of Singaporean enterprises who prefer a traditional deployment in the next 12-24 months has dropped from 42 percent to 17 percent, while the proportion who prefer hybrid cloud solutions have risen from 18 to 46 percent.
Source from Digital News Asia