NDTV — US-based cloud services and business mobility solution provider VMware on Thursday said that it was looking to capitalise on the $2.3 billion (roughly Rs. 15,214 crores) enterprise mobility market in India which is on the rise due to the growing mobile subscriber base in the country.
Deccan Herald — Addressing reporters, End-User Computing Asia Pacific and Japan Vice President Sanjay K Deshmukh said, “The company’s strategy aims to free businesses from more than a decade of client-server focused IT, which enabled mobile access to a limited number of productivity applications, and now deliver a more user and application-centric experience.”
Some 35 percent of Asia-Pacific organizations do not have the necessary data to determine when it is more cost-effective to deploy their application in the cloud or within their own datacentres. According to survey findings released Thursday by F5 Networks, 45 percent of businesses in the region operated up to 200 applications, while 8 percent deployed more than 3,000 applications. The study polled 3,200 IT decision makers across Asia-Pacific to analyse their existing and future use of application services.
PR Newswire Asia — MOUNTAIN VIEW: Enterprises have struggled for years with how to balance the escalating needs of line-of-business employees with the resource constraints that force IT to deploy new technologies in a more deliberate manner. Corporate business units sometimes find themselves circumventing approved IT procurement processes to gain the SaaS services they need to work effectively. But doing so can introduce unintended consequences, such as security and compliance risks, into the enterprise.
PRNewswire — LONDON: India mobile middleware market is one of the fastest growing markets across Asia-Pacific. Increasing need for real-time integration of data over mobile enterprise applications, growing number of wireless protocols and rising adoption of cloud-based applications are the leading factors driving the need for secure, reliable and efficient communication.
Enterprise Innovation — The enterprise love affair with technology is showing no signs of dissipating. From bring-your-own-devices to the ever-present tipping point of the Internet of Things, the business world has bounced back from the financial crisis and is aggressively pursuing advanced enterprise architecture. A large proportion (65%) of businesses are now using cloud technology of some sort. In fact, so ubiquitous is cloud now that the debate has evolved from public vs private to customised cloud solutions on a per case basis.
Mobile Today — The two companies have agreed to work together to develop a number of services for their global enterprise customers, with focus to be placed on Huawei’s mobile technology. The collaboration will see the Huawei and Vodafone Global Enterprise work together to explore the opportunities for coverage solutions, developing M2M module designs and investigating solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Huawei has also announced that its mobile connectivity bonded technology will be used for new products.
Ageing and limited infrastructure combined with tightened budgets continue to challenge businesses. As such, many have moved on to virtualisation, consolidation, automation and Cloud Computing. Employers are benefitting from the increased efficiency and productivity, from the mobility they now enjoy with BYOD. Everyone’s talking about the Cloud and it’s obvious why. The depreciating Malaysian ringgit, the new fiscal deficit target, sliding oil prices and expectations of US interest rate hike all point to a critical need for increased cost efficiency.
IT solutions distributor Avnet Technology Solutions said it is working with IBM and the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) on the MSC Malaysia ‘Cloud Onboarding Programme.’ Under the MSC Malaysia Cloud Computing Enablement Initiative, independent software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators (SIs) will be able use IBM Cloud, a ‘Software-as-a-Service’ (SaaS) offering, Avnet said in a statement.The ISVs and SIs will get access to SoftLayer infrastructure from IBM to develop enterprise software, it added.
China Mobile has introduced two Internet of Things (IoT) platforms targeting Chinese enterprises. At the CES Asia in Shanghai this week, the mobile giant unveiled its IoT Private Network and OneNet Open Platform. The private network is an business management platform providing Chinese enterprises with networking communication management capabilities, such as access to real-time information and high-quality communication services.
Chinese Internet security provider Qihoo 360 announced the establishment of a new enterprise security group. Qi Xiangdong, president of Qihoo 360, will be chief executive officer of this new enterprise security group. Financial details, including capitalization structure for the technology business, were not made available by the company. Using the research resources of Qihoo 360’s mobile security research institute, network security research institute, network attack and defense lab, and vulnerability Research Lab, the enterprise security group aims to provide security solutions and services to enterprise users throughout China.
MANILA, Philippines – Let’s start with a few assumptions, said May-Ann Lim, executive director of Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA): if you think that Asia will be the next driver of global growth, then you’ll wonder what powers that growth. “Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make up 99.95% of all enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region,” Lim said in an exclusive interview. Enabling faster SME growth therefore enables you to have the greatest positive impact on regional development, she added.
A new study released by F5 Networks has found increasing focus and efforts on cloud computing in the Asia Pacific region, with 58.6% of organization decision-makers identifying it as their number one priority in the next 12 months. In Hong Kong, 95% of enterprises are either already using cloud services or currently in the planning or implementing stage. A large number of companies adopting cloud services at 47.4% are looking to complement their existing IT set-up, while 24.9% are looking to enhance and 20.7% to augment their existing IT environment.
Across the Asia Pacific region small- and mid-size enterprises spent $2 billion on cloud computing services last year, an impressive growth rate of 42 percent. Despite the rapid expansion of cloud technology, there is still a lot of room to grow. SMEs make up the vast majority of business across Asia, representing more than 90 percent of all businesses. The Asian Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) reviewed 14 developed and emerging nations in the Asia Pacific region and found that, together, these nations contribute $10.9 trillion to their national economies and generate 49 percent of the region’s total GDP.
According to Oracle, the record uptick in adoption rates in India is led by the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud, which includes its Sales, Service, Marketing, and Social clouds. The Oracle CX Cloud accounts for over half of the company’s customer base and is witnessing the highest customer adoption rate among Oracle’s cloud offerings. Oracle claims that the success of its cloud computing solutions in India is due to its comprehensive portfolio of “best-of-breed” SaaS applications.
IT is a mantra uttered so often that it has become a commonly accepted statement of fact: That Asia will power the new global economy. “It’s become such a buzz topic,” said Lim May-Ann, executive director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association, who spoke to Digital News Asia (DNA) in Manila. “If we accept that Asia is going to be the engine of the new economy, and also that 99.95% of companies in the region are small and medium enterprises (SMEs), then it stands to reason that SMEs are going to be the ones powering the new economy. “But that begs the question: What exactly is an SME?” she added.
BENGALURU: Infosys and Accenture have entered the final lap to clinch a Rs 900-crore ($150 million) IT outsourcing contract from Australia-based financial services provider Macquarie Group. The five-year contract will include application development, testing and infrastructure management services (IMS), said sources privy to the development. Macquarie provides banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. It employs more than 13,900 people in 28 countries.
Microsoft is scheduled to host a forum with Taiwanese developers Thursday to share how the US software giant has revised its research and development processes in a transition into a cloud services provider. More than 200 general managers and research directors of Taiwanese software companies have been invited to attend the forum in Taipei, where Julia Liuson, a corporate vice president at Microsoft’s Developer Division, will discuss her company’s new corporate guidelines.
This information was shared by Acronis CEO Serguei Beloussov within the framework of the conference on ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) revolution held in Ho Chi Minh City last week. Acronis has provided reliable cloud backup for financial institutions, banks, multinational corporations, SMEs and individual customers. The company’s customer base includes some of the leading firms operating in Vietnam, such as Korean tech giants Samsung and LG.
Singapore is setting up a portal to make it easier for small and medium businesses to find and apply for grants from the government. The first phase of the Business Grants Portal will be rolled out in the next year, said Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State for Trade and Industry today. The portal will consolidate 20 existing grants and categorise them under three categories – capability development, internationalisation and training.