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Innovation and Business Opportunities in Cloud Computing


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Presentation by Software Park Thailand's Director at APEC Workshop on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Cloud Computing, 13 Dec 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

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Innovation and Business Opportunities in Cloud Computing

  1. 1. Innovation and Business Opportunities in Cloud Computing Dr. Thanachart Numnonda Director Software Park Thailand 13 December 2011 1
  2. 2. AgendaThailand ICT PositioningCloud Computing Situation in ThailandCloud Opportunity after the Crisis 2
  3. 3. Thailand PositioningRank 27: World Competitiveness Index (IMD)Rank 10: Economic Competitiveness (IMD)Rank 50: IT Industry Competitiveness Index2011 (EIU)Rank 76:E-Government Development 2010 (UN)Rank 7: Global Services Location Index 2011( AT Kearney) 3
  4. 4. ICT Situation inThailand17.486 Million Internet Users; 26.3%Penetration [ITU, 2009]International Internet Bandwidth 818 bps[World Bank, 2008]Broadband Subscription 994,000 users[ITU, 2009]Mobile Cellular Subscription 65.9 M users[ITU, 2009] 4
  5. 5. Emerging Technology MarketBroadband market is growing– 2.6 Million Homes has broadband– Software Market 84,233 Million Baht in 2010Mobile App & Technology is growing– Tablets & Smartphone explosion– Local Mobile Apps 530 Apps in 2010 [1,300 Apps 495 Million Baht in 2011]– Demand on mobile contents, m-commerce, m-paymentCloud Computing is coming & large opportunitiesfor Thai Enterprises 5
  6. 6. Four Converging Trends That Will Change the Face of IT and Business Cloud Business impact of social computing Context Aware Computing Pattern Based Strategy 6Source : Gartner
  7. 7. “Cloud computing will transform the IT industry as it will alter the financial model upon which investors look at technology providers, and it will change vertical industries, making the impact of the Internet on the music industry look like a minor bleep,”. Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president at Gartner 7
  8. 8. Cloud Computing No Capital Expenditure Pay as you go Pay only for what you need Application Programming Interface (API) Scalability and Elastic Capacity Reliability Device and location independence 8Source : Architecting for the cloud : Amazon Web Services
  9. 9. Cloud Computing Opportunity for SMEUse ICT for their business with lowinvestment (no CAPEX; pay as you go)Buy ICT as Services (subscription model)such as SaaSCan focus on their businessBusiness ContinuityNew Business Opportunity 9
  10. 10. Issues of Cloud Services for SMEs Lack of awareness // Misunderstanding about Cloud Computing Security issue Low Broadband/Internet Access Data Protection Limited Cloud Service Providers; both SaaS (Application) and IaaS (Data Center) 10
  11. 11. Cloud Readiness Index 2011 11Source : Asia Cloud Computing Association: September 2011
  12. 12. Thailand Flood CrisisWorst floods in half acentury$45 Billion Damage (WorldBank)Central Bank slashed its2011 GDP forecast from4.1% to 2.6%Seven big industrial parksnorth of Bangkok wereeffected; 9,859 factories and 12about 660,000 jobs.
  13. 13. Opportunity after the CrisisMore investment in IT infrastructure,software solutions.Long-term growth opportunities for the ITindustry, especially technologiesassociated with cloud computing, databackup centres, data recovery andbusiness continuity services.Broadband and 3G is growing // CloudComputing for SMEs 13
  14. 14. Cloud Thailand Local Training Cloud Cloud Cloud CloudThailand Outsourcing Data Developers Group Center Center with ATPAC 14
  15. 15. Business Continuitywith Cloud Solutions 15 15
  16. 16. Thank 16