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Clearing the cloud for the enterprise

T.C. Seow | June 10, 2013
Whether an organisation can afford to continue to rely on its own IT setup and skill-sets alone, or move towards realising operational and cost benefits through cloud computing is moot—they have to in order to remain agile, lean and competitive

On the need to build a private cloud, Fung explained thus: "A custom app called 'mCloud' was developed to enable higher level of information and knowledge sharing. The sales force can gain access to both enterprise-wide private and public information. Public information ranges from company announcements, legal documents, standard forms to knowledge shared among the peers, FAQs, new-member advice, etc. Private information can be customer specific proposals and contact information."

Added Fung: "One of the beauties of mCloud, which is very different from the common cloud storage app commonly available in the market, is the ability to leverage our internal data network and the document printing capability. Documents stored in the cloud can be printed to any of the printers installed within our corporate network. This design eliminated the need to replace any of the printers to have 'print-over-the-air' capability. There is a roughly more than US$200,000 saving in this setup."

 

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