Cloud computing is when your data and applications are kept and run on servers hosted off-site from your business that are mostly dynamic, shared, and pay-per-use platforms. According to the VMWare Cloud Index 2012 on cloud adoption in the Asia Pacific region, there is a strong adoption curve for Malaysian companies. Below are some interesting stats:

79% believe cloud computing will enable their organization to compete effectively
54% believe they risk falling behind their competitors
50% plan to adopt cloud computing within the next 18 month

Top reasons for adopting cloud

• Ability to support a more mobile and flexible workforce
• Ability to optimize existing IT management and automation capabilities
• Need to empower the business by simplifying access to IT resources