If there is one major technology thathas changed the way organizations usecritical business systems and edge out unprecedented IT expenses, then it undoubtedly has to be the Cloud. While turning to the Cloud infrastructure for new solutions, businesses are not leaving any opportunity to access the immediate benefits of Cloud adoption.Because it brings agility, robust service delivery models and enhanced customer support, companies’ special focus on Cloud implementation strategies acrosskey functional areas is maturing faster with every improvement.It widely believed that the potential of Cloud technology is set to define the next wave of innovation for IT organizations. A recent IDC’s worldwide CloudView Survey revealed that nearly 60 percent of organizations are currently using or planning to implement some form of cloud.Hence, it gets more interesting when we picture the emerging markets of the Asia-Pacific region in that scenario and discover how it is responding to this growing importance of Cloud. Across the region, the adoption of Cloud has clearly increased with many organizations developing their own Cloud initiatives and best practices to capture a global customer base. However, the future Cloud investments will not solely depend on the internal IT capabilities of these companies. The ability to operate in latest Cloud techniques such as Virtualization and Private Cloud is expected to play an even more significant role. A ‘Cloud first approach’ to better engage customers also needs to be a key focus area for cloud service providers and partners. With its economy showing impressive growth, the Asia-Pacific region is without doubt the next big destination that could favor the expansion of Cloud.
This edition of APAC CIOoutlook brings you the “25 Most Promising Cloud Solutions Providers.” The list highlights some of the most prominent organizations in the industry who are capable of leading their clients towards excellence by supporting them beyond an advisory level. The proposed list aspires to assist IT executives to find the right Cloud solutions provider, who meets their specific requirements and helps organizations, overcome additional operational costs and foster an IT environment that can promote profitability and productivity.