SINGAPORE, 29 OCTOBER 2010 - Cloud computing technologies can be a "game-changer" for the local IT industry, according to Tan Yen Yen, chairman, Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF).
She was speaking SiTF's Infocomm Industry Forum yesterday. Respondents to SiTF's ICT Outlook Survey have ranked cloud computing as one of the two technologies on their watch list.
"The cloud promises to change the equation of society: improve resource utilisation, shrink capital outlay and foster more collaborative information sharing. Cloud computing is a game-changer, re-shaping the dynamics of the IT ecosystem," said Tan.
One example of how cloud can be a game-changer is where traditional telcos could leverage their infrastructure to deliver cloud services to businesses.
"Think about telemedicine, high definition remote video surveillance and interactive multi-media learning─such bandwidth hungry applications can now be delivered via the cloud," she explained.
Meanwhile, she announced that SiTF as repositioned its Service-Oriented Architecture Chapter to become the Cloud Computing Chapter, as "we seek to identify opportunities for innovation in the cloud space for the local ICT industry."
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