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MDeC Accelerates Local Cloud Adoption

By Chong Jinn Wei - on 10 Oct 2013, 12:04pm

MDeC Accelerates Local Cloud Adoption

In its aim to encourage local businesses to adopt the use of cloud computing, MSC Malaysia held its 2013 Cloud Computing Conference. The goal of the conference was to increase awareness, highlight the latest industry developments and benefits of using cloud computing. More than 300 attendees were present at the conference.

Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, CEO, MDeC

“While cloud adoption by Malaysian businesses is on the upward trend, countries such as Singapore and South Korea are still ahead of us. Thus, it is important for us to step up our efforts. This is the fundamental goal of the MSC Malaysia Cloud Conference. MSC Malaysia and our key partners are deeply committed to providing an avenue for both enterprises and local SMEs to seek the right type of cloud services that are suited to their needs. By getting more Malaysian businesses to turn to the cloud for their needs, we are one step closer to becoming a developed economy to be reckoned with,” said Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, Chief Executive Officer, MDeC.

For the past two years, the current cloud computing adoption rate has been on an accelerated pace in the Asia Pacific Region. According to Gartner, though the focus was on selling cloud computing under Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), but future roll-outs will also include infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS).

MDeC's Cloud Computing Enablement Initiative (MMCCI), which was introduced in 2011, can drive the development of the cloud computing ecosystems in Malaysia as a strategic initiative that promotes MSC Malaysia software and services both locally and abroad, as well as equip companies, especially SMEs, with cloud capabilities to accelerate the nation’s development into a fully innovative digital economy.

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