Citing data, Eng said that US is leading the cloud marketplace in terms of adoption, followed by Australia. Singapore is not far behind and here cloud is on the way to become mainstream.
Still, according to him, mainstream cloud adoption is two years away in Singapore because of;
- lack of competitive pricing
- no mid-sized IT/managed service provider
- no experience in data centre outsourcing
- no large mid-market
"Future will evolve to hybrid cloud," Eng said. "IT infrastructure is a utility. Public cloud is on the way but with limitation."
Enterprise cloud is almost here, he said. Deployments can start now but don't lock down to long term contracts, he cautioned the CIOs.
Once you have deployed cloud, shift your manpower's IT skills to applications and outsourcing and management of vendors, he advised.
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