To maintain technology investments and systems while reaping the benefits of greater performance, functionality, and less expensive cloud-based applications— cloud computing is not a new trend anymore and is quickly becoming an integral part of many business organizations. However, as more companies embrace cloud services, it will be fundamental that data is accessed through secure channels, making security concerns a matter of talk. Public clouds are now at the forefront of security, with impenetrable privacy systems in place. Companies can also dynamically move their workloads among service providers; as a result, providers will need to better their service offerings.
As businesses expand into the cloud, the need to maintain physical servers becomes redundant, allowing businesses to cut costs without reducing their profitability. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, when paired with the cloud environment, will enable faster processing of information, while also democratizing AI for more services. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based solutions are the way to go, eliminating the need for maintenance and upgrading. Cloud service providers also develop long-term relationships with their customers, in many cases tailoring their offerings to offer superior value to customers.
This edition of CIO Advisor brings you the "Top 25 APAC Cloud Solutions Companies - 2017." This list identifies some of the most distinguished organizations in the industry that assist companies to incorporate cloud solutions, which suit their specific requirements and help them enhance their business processes.