Event: VMware hosts CIO Forum 2018 in Singapore (9-11 April)

VMware Hosts CIO Forum in Singapore, urging CIOs to overcome digital impasse to pursue greater digital transformation (DX).

New research indicates that only 1.2 percent of organizations in the region meet the gold standard of being “digital disruptors”. In the photo: Duncan Hewett, SVP & GM for Asia Pacific & Japan, VMware, briefing media in Singapore.

“The Asia-Pacific region differs in technological maturity, but one thing is common – the recognition of digital transformation as a business catalyst. In order to enable digital transformation progress in the region, it is essential for organizations to integrate their existing products and services – without silos,” said Duncan Hewett, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware.

VMware is hosting more than 120 C-level executives at the annual VMware CIO Forum for Southeast Asia and Korea, showcasing a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to accelerate performance and drive results from digital investment into the next stage of growth.

“IT environments in APJ are now a mixture of legacy infrastructure and public and private clouds, and that’s what we hear from some of our largest customers. VMware is committed to working with our customers to outline the strategic measures they need to address, enabling them for success and creating new possibilities for their businesses,” said Hewett.

With enterprises and governments in Southeast Asia prioritising digital transformation as a cornerstone in business growth and smart nation blueprints, DX is a key focus area at the event.

In partnership with the International Data Corporation (IDC), C-level executives will focus on the next progression of the DX journey to better understand the scope and impact of DX and facilitate an in-depth analysis of DX investment relative to strategic enterprise priorities.

Based on findings from their latest (conducted in 2017) Digital Transformation study in the region, titled “IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Digital Transformation in APEJ, 2018”, organisations in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) have progressed from resisting digital transformation to exploring digital transformation initiatives.

However, only 1.2 percent of organizations in the region meet the gold standard of being “digital disruptors.

“Digital transformation is no longer a question to Asia-Pacific organizations. However, despite progress and early success, many organizations are stuck in their digital transformation journeys. To make the leap forward, organizations must establish new metrics, realign organization structures, re-architect their technology platform and develop digital capabilities,” said Daniel-Zoe Jimenez, Research director and Digital Transformation Practice Lead for IDC Asia/Pacific.

The study found that majority of the organizations (86.5 percent) surveyed were still in the first three phases of maturity and indicated that they are not yet able to integrate their digital products and services across the business to provide a consistent experience for the user.

As companies expand their use of cloud computing in a multi-cloud environment, they naturally experience increased complexity and risk associated with diverse infrastructures, management tools, and processes.

VMware estimates that nearly two-thirds of the industry will utilize two or more cloud service providers in addition to their on-premises data centers.

VMware Cloud Services helps to manage the complexity and risk of multiple cloud environments and enable a unified experience from cloud to core to edge.

By extending consistent operations from the data center to the cloud, VMware offers end-to-end visibility of cloud usage, infrastructure cost, network performance, detailed application monitoring and analytics, and enhanced security across the public cloud and on-premises environments.

New research indicates that only 1.2 percent of organizations in the region meet the gold standard of being “digital disruptors”. In the photo: Bruce Davie, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific & Japan, VMware; briefing media in Singapore.

VMware also recently unveiled a new set of products and services, including VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension Service for Private Cloud, a SaaS offering that provides application mobility and infrastructure hybridity across different vSphere versions, on-premises and in the cloud.

“In this new digital paradigm where technology is all about driving business innovation and growth, we want to set the stage and foundation right for the next 20 years. To this end, with our enhanced portfolio of cloud and infrastructure solutions, we are ready to continue supporting our customers in Asia Pacific and Japan drive digital transformation and realize the region’s digital future,” added Hewett.

The expanded VMware Cloud Provider Program and new VMware Cloud Services enable organisations to manage, secure, monitor and automate cloud infrastructure and applications by providing a unified approach for end-to-end visibility into cloud usage, costs, and network traffic.

As companies move towards a multi-cloud environment, they will need the capability to handle associated risks and complexities.

In tandem with this shift, the nature of workplaces is evolving rapidly from traditional desktops to resources and applications across multiple clouds.

This raises a new set of challenges that organizations will need to combat including governance and control, workload provisioning and placement, capacity management, portability and the need to monitor performance, and cost transparency across clouds.

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