Firm offers cloud service to SMEs-A A +A
Sunday, July 22, 2012
INFORMATION-TECHNOLOGY management service provider DataOne Asia Philippines is offering cloud computing to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Cebu through Bayan Telecommunications Inc. (BayanTel).
DataOne Asia Philippines chief executive officer Cyril Rocke said in an interview that the strong presence of BayanTel in Metro Cebu will help them introduce cloud computing services to the large and unserved SME market.
Rocke said the Cebu market is ready for cloud technology, basing on inquiries by Cebuano businessmen.
“Our partnership with BayanTel will help us roll out cloud technology to existing and start-up enterprises,” he said.
According DataOne, cloud services simplify computing by moving systems and data to secure datacenters and making it accessible from anywhere.
With the cloud, companies have access to powerful computing resources and applications supported by experts, at a lower cost.
Rocke said the cloud will “tremendously benefit” the SME segment in terms of efficient work systems and increased productivity.
He said the cloud is a solution that “doesn’t need an upfront cost.” An enterprise can pay for only the size of storage required by its business. This, he said, is unlike the traditional way of implementing solutions that require large investments on
equipment no matter how small the storage requirement.
Rocke, however, said that security is still one of the prevalent concerns faced by the IT industry in persuading enterprises to shift to the cloud.
“There are fears but benefits are way more compelling than the risks,” he said. Rocke said most data thefts occur internally.
Rocke assured customers that they will provide an expert team of advisers to help customers move to the cloud.
DataOne has partnered with infrastructure providers like Cisco, Hitachi, VMWare, HP and Microsoft.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 23, 2012.