Cloud computing investments in Malaysia to reach $870m

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Cloud-Computing1Cloud Computing investments in Malaysia are expected to reach $870 million by 2020, a significant rise from the $43 million recorded in 2012. On a global scale, spending on cloud computing services is expected to grow to $158 billion by 2020, according to a Forrester Research Forecast.

Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC) chief executive officer Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said cloud computing was a focus area on Malaysia’s ICT Roadmap, having created 3,000 jobs in 2012.

“Its benefits in delivering on economies of scale, shared computing platforms, more cost effective investment into infrastructure and greater human resources efficiencies, are things we can no longer ignore,” he added in his opening address at the MSC Malaysia Cloud Conference in Kuala Lumpur on October 9.

Moving forward, he said, MDEC realises the value and potential of cloud computing and has worked with ICT industry players, stakeholders and other government agencies in driving its revolution in Malaysia.

“For example in 2011, we launched the MSC Malaysia Cloud Initiative (MMCI), which is focused on stepping up the development of the cloud ecosystem in Malaysia, by driving the adoption of cloud-based services,” Badlisham added.

The programme, he said, enabled MSC Malaysia Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to deploy cloud software and services as a utility, while catalysing demand by local enterprises for “Made in Malaysia” cloud software and services.

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Cloud Computing investments in Malaysia are expected to reach $870 million by 2020, a significant rise from the $43 million recorded in 2012. On a global scale, spending on cloud computing services is expected to grow to $158 billion by 2020, according to a Forrester Research Forecast.

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Cloud-Computing1Cloud Computing investments in Malaysia are expected to reach $870 million by 2020, a significant rise from the $43 million recorded in 2012. On a global scale, spending on cloud computing services is expected to grow to $158 billion by 2020, according to a Forrester Research Forecast.

Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC) chief executive officer Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said cloud computing was a focus area on Malaysia’s ICT Roadmap, having created 3,000 jobs in 2012.

“Its benefits in delivering on economies of scale, shared computing platforms, more cost effective investment into infrastructure and greater human resources efficiencies, are things we can no longer ignore,” he added in his opening address at the MSC Malaysia Cloud Conference in Kuala Lumpur on October 9.

Moving forward, he said, MDEC realises the value and potential of cloud computing and has worked with ICT industry players, stakeholders and other government agencies in driving its revolution in Malaysia.

“For example in 2011, we launched the MSC Malaysia Cloud Initiative (MMCI), which is focused on stepping up the development of the cloud ecosystem in Malaysia, by driving the adoption of cloud-based services,” Badlisham added.

The programme, he said, enabled MSC Malaysia Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to deploy cloud software and services as a utility, while catalysing demand by local enterprises for “Made in Malaysia” cloud software and services.

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