Vietnamese firms see new heights in cloud computing

Thursday, Nov 07, 2013 16:59

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — As many as 83 per cent of Vietnamese enterprises consider cloud computing a top priority and 67 per cent said cloud computing made a great impact on business transformation.

Most of Vietnamese enterprises prioritise cloud computing, according to VMware Cloud Index 2013 publicised by Vietnamese branch of software company VMware. Photo

These were shown on the VMware Cloud Index 2013 published on Wednesday by the Vietnamese branch of US-based virtualisation software company VMware.

The survey also indicated that 41 per cent of firms expressed their hope to develop cloud computing in the future, taking the third place in the Asia-Pacific region after the Philippines and Thailand.

The company's study showed that the demand of businesses was pushing towards the change in information technology (IT). Eighty-eight per cent of participants said meeting higher demands of customers and enhancing customers' satisfaction are prioritised in the next 12 months. Especially, 80 per cent of surveyed companies said that they relied on IT staff to apply technology in business.

Besides, 89 per cent of enterprises considered IT as an important factor in making big changes and a source in bringing business value for them. In the survey, 77 per cent believed that the awareness of prestige, influence and power of chief information officers was higher.

Huynh Phuc Yem Quan, general director of VMware Viet Nam, said: "Cloud computing now becomes a decisive trend in the IT field and we realise the rapid increase in the awareness and virtualisation applications in the Vietnamese market."

VMware Cloud Index was carried out by Forrester Consulting with the financial support of VMware in 10 Asia-Pacific countries. This is the first time Viet Nam and the Philippines have been included in the survey.

In Viet Nam alone, the survey included 265 enterprises from different areas, with the participation of 50 per cent of local firms, 25 per cent of state agencies and public organisations and 25 per cent of transnational companies. — VNS

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