OpenGov Asia cordially invites you to this exclusive and timely OpenGovLive! Virtual Breakfast Insight is aimed at imparting knowledge and strategies on adopting a cloud operating model and how to unlock the hybrid-cloud and private cloud future to accelerate your digital transformation and delivering secured citizen-centric services with agility, scalability, and speed.
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Around the world, government agencies are working hard to meet citizen needs and weather the impact of COVID-19.
The “new normal” is driving the public sector to accelerate digital transformation initiatives to ensure that the citizens continue to avail themselves of government services uninterrupted and seamlessly. This is especially true during these critical times when every IT environment and every channel is facing strain.
While this transformation encompasses people, processes, and technology, it is the underlying technology that forms a foundation for a successful initiative. A big part of this shift is modernising the on-premises IT environments and applications that span data centres, edge locations, and public clouds.
Modernising Infrastructure to be Cloud Ready
In a fast-changing business environment, governments have showcased the value technology brings to enable a connected and innovative ecosystem. While organisations were focused on responding and adapting to the pandemic to ensure business continuity in 2020, 2021 marks a turning point with innovation becoming a priority for future-ready agencies looking to accelerate their growth.
A holistic approach that enables organisations to deliver superior digital experiences across any cloud, any application, and any device, seamlessly and securely, will become a critical success factor in the Philippine’s rapidly digitalising business environment.
But making the transition from a traditional infrastructure can create almost as many challenges as it solves. Transforming IT infrastructure to capitalise on the flexibility, scalability, and performance of private and hybrid clouds is the way forward.
Public sector need to modernise the data centres by bringing together previously isolated infrastructure silos to manage them as a single entity, and bring cloud-like capabilities back to an on-premises environment. By combining these once disparate elements into a holistic, software-defined, and integrated platform, a wide range of benefits can be realised like reducing complexity, bringing agility and reducing costs.
Driving Innovation and Optimisation Through Cloud Operationg Model
The Philippines is progressing well to strengthen its digital transformation efforts and achieve a resilient, inclusive, and innovation-led economy.
A cloud operating model is the blue print for organising effectively to deliver the capabilities and outcomes required to deliver value through cloud services. Once the Cloud Strategy has been defined, ratified, and communicated, the Cloud Operating Model defines the operational processes required for an organisation to execute on the strategy.
Recognising the vital role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in transitioning to the “new normal” amidst the ongoing pandemic, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) amended its Cloud First Policy to provide clearer instructions on policy coverage, data classification, and data security, as well as its policy on sovereignty, residency, and ownership.
The Philippine Government’s Cloud First Policy promotes cloud computing as the preferred technology for government administration and the delivery of government services.
With the amended Cloud First Policy, the government is paving the way to an ICT policy environment that is more responsive to current needs and is expected to further enable government agencies to more efficiently serve the public.
Accelerating the Adoption of Hybrid and Private Cloud Environments
As public sector agencies seeking to drive innovation and deliver differentiated citizen experiences, they shouldn’t be worried about where the application or workload is located —but rather spend their time focused on developing better applications and services for their citizens.
The most prominent challenge facing agencies is the alignment of resources, particularly budget, with innovation. How can agencies modernise, re-platform, re-host, and re-factor applications—transition from monolithic systems to agile, streamlined microservices? The answers involve small, scalable steps.
Enabling Innovation and Productivity for a Distributed Workforce – Cloud Operating Model as the Backbone
The adoption of cloud computing and SaaS apps has skyrocketed in recent months mainly due to the ongoing pandemic and has enabled agencies to effectively operate with a distributed workforce and remote working.
These agencies are eager to capitalise on the speed, scale, and flexibility cloud-based infrastructure can provide to the anywhere workspace.
But as cloud computing grows in popularity and transforms how public sector collects, use, and share data, it also becomes an attractive target for cybercriminals.
Addressing the challenges of a distributed workforce requires a modern, integrated approach.
Future-ready workforce solutions will enable a seamless and more secure digital employee experience, driving greater outcomes in the new world of work.
Intrinsic Security for Uninterrupted Innovation
An intrinsic approach to organisational security will provide an additional layer of robust protection for mission-critical operations and infrastructures to fast-track innovation and resilience.
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Technical Education and Skills
VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software, powers the world’s digital infrastructure. Our cloud, app modernization, networking, security and digital workspace platforms form a flexible, consistent digital foundation on which to build, run, manage, connect and protect applications, anywhere. A digital foundation built on VMware enables rapid, technology-driven innovation and continuous integration of emerging technologies. Organizations can move quickly without disrupting business operations, while maximizing return on investments in people, processes and systems. We help businesses become digital at their core—so they can meet the needs of customers and employees, and more quickly take advantage of market opportunities.
Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.
CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.
Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.
Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.
Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.
SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.
HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices.
IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.