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Posted by Nupur Singh Andley on January 13, 2014
I am currently in the process of wrapping up a report on implementing cloud collaboration solutions in Asia Pacific. For this report, I interacted with technology vendors, collaboration service providers, and customer organizations to understand the current state of cloud collaboration adoption in Asia Pacific and the drivers and key criteria that organizations need to consider when evaluating a solution and service provider. Three distinct business scenarios emerged as the most appropriate for cloud collaboration services deployment:
Figure: Infrastructure Refresh Will Be A Key Priority For Asia Pacific Organizations In 2014
Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals need to assess the business drivers for cloud transition and compare the long-term financial feasibility of cloud versus on-premises solutions. When migrating collaboration workloads to the cloud, I&O pros must evaluate the provider’s network and service capabilities to ensure business continuity and work closely with them to develop a detailed deployment road map — one that addresses integration-related challenges at workload and infrastructure level. Keep an eye out for my report, which will be released this month, for insights into the dynamics of the cloud collaboration market in Asia Pacific and to get recommendations on points that I&O pros must consider when deploying collaboration services at their organizations.
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