Photo - Nik Feizal Haidi Hanafi, Country Manager, Applications, Oracle Malaysia.
To meet increasing interest in cloud adoption by Malaysian companies, business solutions provider Oracle said it has improved accessibility as well as expanded its cloud portfolio.
Speaking at the recent Oracle Cloud Day in Kuala Lumpur, Oracle Malaysia country manager of cloud applications Nik Feizal Haidi Hanafi, said, "Malaysia's Cloud adoption momentum is growing. We are seeing increased interests from our local customers towards Cloud solutions, particularly the telecommunication sector and other key industries."
Among local companies using Oracle Cloud to enhance operational efficiency is satellite TV provider Astro Malaysia, Nik said. "Cloud solutions also appeal to Malaysian SMEs [small and medium enterprises]. They are seeing great benefits in adopting Cloud especially from a cost saving perspective. With Cloud, SMEs will be able to gain access to enterprise-level business functions' applications without needing to invest up-front extensively."
"The comprehensive nature of Oracle Cloud is a key selection consideration for customers. By having integrated cross-functional business applications including sales and marketing, finance management, and human capital management under one single platform, Oracle offers businesses a complete solution for end-to-end business executions and complete visibility on Cloud," said Nik.
Oracle vice president of application development and product management for Asia Pacific including Japan, Doug Hughes, said, "Today, Oracle delivers the broadest selection of enterprise-grade cloud solutions including software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to the market.-Supports all forms of public, private and hybrid cloud adoption."
The expanded cloud portfolio included the introduction of Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning, Oracle Cloud Applications and Integrated Services.
Photo - Doug Hughes, Vice President, Applications Development JAPAC, Oracle Corporation.
Jumping on cloud bandwagon is not enough
"Today, 80 percent of organisations' IT spending are allocated to maintain their existing IT systems and the remaining balances are dedicated for adding new capabilities to improve business competitiveness," said Hughes, adding that Oracle has more than 25 million users relying on Oracle Cloud every day.
"The key factors that are driving Cloud adoptions in the market including the Internet of Things phenomenon, data explosion, rise of mobility, social business, and also businesses looking to upgrade their legacy IT systems to support the increasing business requirements," he said.
"[However] merely jumping on the cloud bandwagon doesn't always produce the desired result," Hughes said. "With social and business intelligent capabilities are embedded directly into Oracle cloud-based business processes, oracle offers companies modern social in business and mobile capabilities to build relationships with customers by studying and understand their needs."
"In order to response to the rapid changing business demands in a faster manner, organisations look towards embracing Cloud," he said. "They are attracted to the Cloud because of its lower up-front costs compared to traditional IT-centric approaches to application deployment."
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