Why Are Singapore Businesses So Enthusiastic About Cloud Computing?


Cloud News Singapore

Singapore’s small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) are among the world’s fastest adopters of cloud computing services, according to a new report from hosting and cloud automation platform specialist Parallels. According to the report “Parallels SMB Cloud Insights”, Singapore SMBs are set to spend S$520 million (US$415.26 million) on cloud computing solutions and services this year.

Much of that amount (S$195 million or US$155.72 million) is earmarked for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing infrastructure which Cloud Comrade specialises in delivering and tailoring to suit the needs of to its business customers. Singapore’s SMBs are also set to spend S$142 million (US$113.4 million) on software-as-a-service. Other cloud investments will include S$126 million (US$100.62 million) on unified communications and S$57 million (US$45.52 million) on web presence services, including collaboration software, email and hosted PBX.

These are impressive figures by any standards, especially…

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