ORACLE CLOUD AGILITY
Lack of Awareness on Technology like Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) in Businesses Across Asia Pacific May Leave Them at a Disadvantage in Dealing with Competitive Threats.
Oracle recently released the results of a study that surveyed 759 employees working for large enterprises in APAC. The study, called Oracle Cloud Agility, aims to measure the level of understanding of these employees regarding business agility in the age of cloud.
85 percent of those surveyed understood the ability to rapidly develop, test, and launch new business applications is very beneficial. In particular, 29 percent of respondents believed that effective mobilization of applications and services is the most important factor for business success today when it comes to IT infrastructure.
However, a little more than half of the businesses felt that they are ready and equipped with the right IT infrastructure. On top of that, only 26 percent of respondents stated that they fully understand what PaaS is, and how it could increase their operational agility.
“Businesses clearly know agility holds the key to their success, but there is an awareness gap around exactly how this agility can be realized through the right technology investments. Today, PaaS can enable businesses to build new applications quickly – in as little as two weeks – allowing them to launch new internal and customer-facing applications rapidly. This capability allows organizations to react almost immediately to market conditions and get their products and services to customers ahead of the competition,” said Robert Shimp, Group Vice President, Oracle.
In contrast, the study found that 60 percent of businesses can develop, test, and deploy new business applications for use on mobile devices within six months, while nearly half – or 46 percent – said that they could achieve this within a one-month timeframe.