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APAC businesses gearing up for major push towards a digital future

By Shannon Williams
Wed 29 Jun 2016
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Asia Pacific organisations must prepare the IT architecture and service delivery capabilities for enabling digital transformation.

So was the theme of this year’s Asia Pacific Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Conference 2016, hosted by IDC in Singapore this week.

Digital transformation is at the fore-front of C-Suite priorities in Asia Pacific. IDC predicts, by the end of 2017, 60% of the APAC top 1,000 (A1000) enterprises will have digital transformation (DX) at the center of their corporate strategy.

To enable this from a technology perspective, the underlying architecture will be hybrid cloud – on which enterprises will deploy mobile, social, big data/analytics, machine to machine, IoT and Industrial applications for their DX objectives.

“The Asia Pacific Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Conference aims to put to IT leaders on the need to have an appropriate data center architecture in place which has cloud, software defined, integrated infrastructure and security as its core elements before embarking on DX,” explains Chris Morris, vice president for Cloud Services and Technology Group, IDC Asia/Pacific.

According Morris, IDC foresees that APAC businesses are gearing up for a major push towards a digital future. IDC predicts 60% of the APAC top 1,000 (A1000) enterprises will have DX at the center of their corporate strategy by the end of 2017.

Chris Morris, Vice President for Cloud Services and Technology Group, IDC Asia/Pacific delivering his keynote on Hybrid Cloud.

From a technology perspective, the underlying architecture will be hybrid cloud. Enterprises will deploy Mobility, Social, Big Data and Analytics, Machine to Machine, Internet of Things and Industrial applications for their DX objectives.

"While the transformation is challenging, IDC sees APAC businesses gearing up for a major push towards digital,” says Morris.

“IDC predicts more than 65% of IT organisations will commit to hybrid cloud architectures by 2017, which will enable the pace of transformation in the region,” he says.

The Asia/Pacific Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Conference 2016 brought together more than 70 delegates across verticals in Singapore. The event is aimed towards helping CIOs map out their IT strategy in advance especially on Service Management, Application Management and Infrastructure Modernization in data center together with Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).

Morris says these three crucial aspects will determine the ability of the CIO organisation to drive their transformation in a mobile intensive, data driven and competitive business environment.

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