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Cloud Computing

  • A Government Cloud Service Drives Thailand Towards ASEAN's Digital Hub

    Digital transformation is accelerating at breakneck speed around the world. Many countries have been investing in digital transformation and designing national strategies to establish digital infrastructure and develop a digital economy. They understand that powerful digital infrastructure and a robust digital economy are key to navigating the complexities of digital transformation and enhancing their competitive edge. ASEAN remains one of the world's most vibrant and fastest-growing economic regions. The burgeoning digital economy in this region continues to grow.

    Thailand, situated at the heart of ASEAN, has been leading the development of the digital economy in the region and boasts the second largest economy there. In 2016, the government of Thailand announced their Thailand 4.0 strategy, a 20-year plan for national economic and social development. The strategy aims at leveraging innovative technologies to promote high-value-added businesses, pull the country out of the middle-income trap, and enhance its overall competitiveness. The government is pushing forward digital transformation to promote industry transformation and transform Thailand into a high-income country.

  • Cloud computing security and privacy fears stopping EU from moving to 'government cloud' - report

    The adoption of cloud computing in the public sector across the European Union is being held back by worries over how sensitive data can be secured, according to a report by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).

    The report notes that, while some EU states have adopted comprehensive cloud strategies and encouraged public-sector organisations to shift services to the cloud, where appropriate, others have made little or no headway.

  • Data must stay in VN, says minister

    The digital economy’s data must stay in Việt Nam instead of being stored elsewhere by foreign players, said Minister of Information and Communications Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng at a ceremony to promote cloud computing and digitalisation held in Hà Nội yesterday.

    The minister said cloud computing will play a key role in the future’s digital infrastructure and must be a top investment priority in Việt Nam’s digitalisation strategy and socio-economic development.

  • Digital Single Market for cloud in Europe is crucial, says EC

    Europe is moving towards a Digital Single Market for cloud to help promote the uptake of cloud computing in the region and to reduce its complexities.

    The EU Digital Single Market is a regulatory framework that will help the region remove national barriers to online transactions. It builds on the concept of the common market, intended to eliminate trade barriers between member states.

  • EC launches cloud computing strategy in bid to create 2.5 million new jobs

    The European Commission (EC) has outlined a cloud computing strategy that aims to boost European business and government productivity.

    The strategy, dubbed Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe, aims to deliver a net gain of 2.5 million new jobs across Europe and a total GDP increase of €160bn (£127bn) a year, by 2020.

    It said that the economic benefits of pan-European action were far better than individual initiatives but encouraged EU countries' efforts with their own cloud programmes.

  • Era of cloud computing technology rolls out in MENA region

    This MENA region includes nations like the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which are at the forefront of digital innovation and development. Even though the MENA area is known for its political tensions on a global scale, it has managed to lead the way in technological advancement and digital transformation. The density or penetration of the internet has reached close to 100% in many countries of the MENA region. This demonstrates how the area continues to compete on a worldwide scale in both technology and business. The Middle East cloud apps industry is something to keep an eye on since tech collaboration in these areas appears to be at an all-time high.

  • ES: Government approves key initiatives for the development of a cloud strategy

    The Spanish High Council for eGovernment, in its meeting held on 15 January 2013, announced that the Spanish Public Administrations Network (SARA) constitutes a strategic project and the basis for the Spanish Public Administration private cloud.

    The meeting was chaired by the Ministry of Finances and Public Administration, thus giving the project and the above announcement an unprecedented political backing.

  • Hidden cost of cloud computing is CIOs’ biggest concern

    The findings of a global survey of CIOs into attitudes and concerns relating to cloud computing has revealed that almost 80% are concerned about the hidden costs associated with cloud computing.

    Complex backup and recovery in the cloud, inefficient cloud storage and employees' use of unauthorised cloud services all account for cloud's hidden costs.

  • Huawei Cloud Ranked Top in China's e-Government Cloud Market

    IDC released an IDC MarketScape evaluation report on Chinese e-Government cloud market and vendors. Huawei Cloud e-Government Solution lands in the Leaders quadrant with dominating strength. Specifically, this product is recognized for its advantageous comprehensive strength and a future-proof strategic layout. According to the report, Huawei Cloud e-Government Solution claims the top spot in three major dimensions: current capabilities, strategies, and market performance. The result shows the industry's recognition of Huawei Cloud.

  • Studie: US-Behörden können umfangreich auf Cloud-Daten zugreifen

    US-Gesetze wie der Patriot Act bieten "weitreichende Möglichkeiten" für Justiz, Polizei oder Geheimdienste der Vereinigten Staaten, um die Herausgabe von Daten in der Cloud zu verlangen und europäische Schutzbestimmungen zu umgehen. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt eine aktuelle Studie des Instituts für Informationsrecht der Universität Amsterdam. Für einen direkten Zugriff reiche es aus, wenn ein Anbieter seinen Sitz in den USA habe, wie es bei Amazon, Apple, Google oder Microsoft der Fall ist, oder mit Partnern jenseits des Atlantiks Geschäftsbeziehungen "ständiger oder systematischer Natur" pflege. Es sei ein Irrglaube, dass Daten dafür direkt auf Servern in den Vereinigten Staaten gelagert werden müssten.

  • Vietnam Issues Guidelines on Cloud Computing for E-Government Deployment

    On April 3, 2020, Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) issued Official Letter No. 1145/BTTTT-CATTT to provide guidelines on a set of technical criteria and specifications for cloud computing solutions for e-government deployment (the “Guidelines”).

    State agencies and organizations will rely on these Guidelines to assess and select solutions or lease cloud computing services for the development of e-government. Private-sector entities are also encouraged to refer to these Guidelines when setting up and deploying their own cloud computing platform solutions.

  • What is the smart city, and why is cloud storage key?

    Today, analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) have become big business. Throughout the 2020s, Harvard Business Review[1] estimates that these technologies will add $13 trillion to the global economy, impacting virtually every sector in the process.

    One of the biggest drivers of the value-add provided by AI/ML will come from smart cities: cities that leverage enhancements in such technologies to deliver improved services for citizens. Smart cities promise to provide data-driven decisions for essential public services like sanitation, transportation, and communications. In this way, they can help improve the quality of life for both the general public and public sector employees, while also reducing environmental footprints and providing more efficient and more cost-effective public services.

  • 'Cloud is the future and Africa better respond'

    Today, the question isn't whether or not to migrate to the cloud – it is more a case of how economies should be managed to leverage the maturity of this resource and truly benefit from efficiency.

    This is according to Antònio Nunes, CEO of Angolan multinational telecommunications services provider Angola Cables.

  • 5 Hidden Dangers of Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing gets a lot of hype, so some may not consider the hidden costs associated with a move to the cloud. There are five hidden dangers associated with cloud technology that IT managers should consider, according to a white paper released by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

    The paper, which offers a detailed analysis of potential benefits and costs associated with the technology, suggests not buying into the hype before looking at the hidden costs and making a detailed economic plan first. “Users who have been in IT for a long time know that, no matter what new innovation comes along, the challenges of managing IT (e.g., security, cost, complexity) never go away — they just take on new (and sometimes dangerous) forms,” the paper reads.

  • A cloud standard for Singapore

    While Korea is working on a national cloud standard, Singapore is not one to lose out. The country, whose e-government ranking is annually amongst the top, is currently working on a cloud standard too.

    Singapore Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC) is heading the project with support from Infocomm Development Authority (IDA).

    Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant Chief Executive of IDA, said to FutureGov Asia Pacific: “We have commenced discussions with ITSC to work on areas such as cloud security, service level agreements and virtualisation.”

  • AE: FNC delegation briefed on cloud computing services

    A delegation from the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs has visited the General Information Authority (GIA) to discuss how to take advantage of the cloud computing services GIA is offering to federal government entities.

    The visiting delegation included Jamal Maddi, the IT director, Mohamed Ibrahim Al Saigal, the acting director, Government Communications Department and Fouad Mohammed Nabih, the system analyst. The meeting was attended by Ahmed Ismail, the chief information consultant and Manal Al Affad, E-Services Coordinator at the General Information Authority.

  • Are governments ready for the cloud?

    Governments are among the biggest ICT users with huge scalability and reliability demands. They are under constant cost reduction pressure in austerity times. Can cloud computing address these challenges and provide opportunities to improve public administration?

    Cloud guidelines for Austrian government

    Digital Austria, the coordination and strategy committee of the Austrian Federal Government for eGovernment developed a position paper on cloud computing for public sector. It was a joint effort of stakeholders from various government levels, application owners, and solution providers.

  • ASEAN countries betting on adoption of cloud services

    As ASEAN nations are quickening digital transformation to achieve their new missions for the digital age, various agencies and tech titans are building new plans to meet regional growing needs.

    “Going onto the cloud is like a young person leaving home for the first time. It is full of freedom, excitement and anxiety. It is also full of risks, fear and uncertainties.” The words came from Chan Cheow Hoe, chief digital technology officer at the Government Technology Agency of Singapore, at the AWS Public Sector Summit earlier this month.

  • Asia Pacifi: Advancing Your Data, Digitalization Strategy Through the Cloud

    Deployed well, data can empower tactical initiatives, streamline operations, clarify strategies across the organization, and help meet the fluid expectations of customers. But breaking with the past and pivoting towards a data-driven future is often easier said than done.

    What strategies and approaches have worked for Asia Pacific firms in their journey to successful digitalization and deriving more value from their data? At a virtual event with Snowflake and CDOTrends, participants discussed their data strategies, the impact of the ongoing pandemic on digitalization, and why the cloud is perfect for facilitating data-centric initiatives and capabilities.

  • AU: Coalition ups the ante on delivery

    Although details are scarce, the new Australian government is set to take a much more aggressive approach to the adoption of cloud-computing use by government agencies.

    The government's Policy for E-Government and the Digital Economy, released in August while in opposition by Malcolm Turnbull, now the Communications Minister, stipulates that agencies will use shared or cloud services where minimum efficient scale hurdles are not met, with a default expectation that private or public cloud solutions will be used whenever efficient scale is not achieved at an agency level.

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