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MCO: Are Malaysian Companies Ready for Cloud Adoption?

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According to an Alphaus Cloud survey, 77% of the respondents say 'yes' to Cloud adoption in Malaysia.

While the COVID19 outbreak has accelerated Cloud adoption across the globe, Alphaus Cloud, the multi-award-winning cloud cost management platform that enables the Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE), has recently shared their market survey on the Cloud adoption in Malaysia. 

In collaboration with Hitachi-Sunway Information Systems, the survey took about 3 weeks to complete and was conducted with 105 respondents ranging from IT engineers to Heads of Department and senior management individuals, including chief executive officers, chief operating officers, and chief technology officers from reputable organisations with the average size of 1200 employees. 

(From left) Tan Tze Meng, leader in Malaysia's Cloud and Digital enablement landscape; Mohd Atasha bin Alias, Director of Alphaus Cloud; Sree Murthi, Chief Technology Officer of ORIONIXL Berhad; Mohd Syakir Uzair, Principal Engineer of Alphaus Cloud; and Eric Foo, Vice President of Cloud, Security & Infrastructure Managed Services of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd.

"The most significant gap, cited by 50% of our respondents, is the lack of 'skill sets' to manage the post-cloud adoption environment, followed by the visibility to understand and manage complicated cloud billing," said Alphaus Cloud Director Mohd Atasha Alias.

"Imagine if you are in charge of paying the utility bills in your household and find family members constantly leaving the lights or air conditioning turned on even when it is not needed, what do you think would happen to your monthly billing? 

"You will most likely end up paying high utility bills monthly. Your family members would not feel the pain because they are not paying the bills and would not understand how their actions are contributing to the high monthly billing. 

"Unless you set a policy at home to instill discipline and create a culture of accountability when using the utilities, the cost will continue to be exorbitant. The same goes for Cloud which is easy to deploy and scale. If you do not have the visibility of what’s going on, your organisation may end up paying extra for services that are idle or not needed,” he added.

Out of the 105 professionals who shared their insights in the Malaysia 2020 Cloud Market Survey, 89.2%  were from the private sector while the remaining 10.8 %  were from the government sector. Some of the findings from the survey were: 

As part of the cloud survey effort, Alphaus Cloud had also partnered with Malaysia-Japan Economic Association (MAJECA) and Malaysia South-South Association (MASSA) to organise a webinar with their members titled 'The Best Time to Leverage on Cloud Technology: Take your business to Greater Heights' (check out the webinar here). 

“Managing data centres and equipment may not be the core business for an organisation and is typically relegated to a cost of doing business. By adopting Cloud, organisations will be able to focus on the digital transformation of their core business, creating more value to the end customers and have the agility to respond quickly to unexpected events,” said Tan Tze Meng, a leader in Malaysia's Cloud and Digital enablement landscape.

The survey result was shared at the recent inaugural KL Cloud Maestro Series organised to gather Cloud Champions; IT Professionals and Senior Executives to discuss the current trends in organisations in Malaysia; understand the responsibilities of the CCoE at any organisations should now be shared with other departments including the management, finance and operations. 

The event was held at Escape by Etiqa. 

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