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.

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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.

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