February 26, 2024

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Optimising Cloud Deployment for a High-Performance Digital Government

Are you ready for a Cloud-Powered Government?

Cloud technology is transforming businesses across industries and creating a ‘paradigm shift’ by delivering hosted services through the internet with unabated cost benefits and business innovation.

 

The Singapore government is investing more than SGD870 Million on the cloud migration plan. The intent is to move majority of the government’s on-premise IT system to the public cloud to improve efficiency in digital services.

Modernising the IT environment to be agile and flexible to better respond to rapidly changing requirements in the digital age

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 of government services uninterrupted and seamlessly. This is especially true during these critical times when every IT environment and every channel is facing the strain.

While this transformation encompasses people, process, 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 IT infrastructure is critical for the agencies to innovative in this digital era. Many companies try to standardise the alignment of IT management tool, adopt the software-defined network as well as integrate the data structure to improve the overall IT infrastructure.

Public cloud usage has seen significant growth which includes infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) models.Cloud technology like Iaas, SaaS are adapted in various industries to improve IT effectiveness and increase the quality of the services. Some examples in Public sector would include accelerating the delivery of digital services to the citizens such as the filing of tax return, the renew of driving license, etc.

Public sector agencies are transforming and rapidly adopting public cloud services; however, it is important that this transition serves as an enabler and doesn’t create additional complexity for IT operations teams. Given that the top goal of digital transformation efforts is to become more operationally efficient, any new solutions deployed must simplify the IT environment and enable the agencies to be more agile.

Accelerating the Adoption of Hybrid and Multicloud 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 Singapore government demonstrates strong support on the “Smart Nation” goal through huge investment in cloud technology. It is moving forward from the use of on-premise software to commercial cloud to incorporate the new technology, improve the resilience of the system, and also speed up the delivery of digital services.

Seamless and Scalable Cloud adoption and Optimisation

Singapore’s public sector is marching ahead with its five-year cloud migration plan, with more than SG$870 million ($623.56 million) worth of contracts dedicated this year to moving more of its systems over to the commercial cloud.

Several benefits are observed from the usage of commercial cloud among public sector organisations.

For example, the scalability in cloud computing helps to eliminate the process of web traffic design. The accessibility of data via cloud helps to facilitate working from the home environment during critical periods. It also offers beneficial attributes that government agencies can leverage on such as Automation, Machine learningContent distribution networks (CDNs).

Flexible licensing model, pay per use license, is also one of the key features of commercial cloud that allows the public sector to save the IT infrastructure cost.

With the cloud migration plan, there are still some bottlenecks that need to be tackled. Data security, distributed IT environments, cost of governance remains the main concern.

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Neville Vincent
Vice President, South Asia Pacific
Nutanix

Glenn Ashe
Chief Technology Officer
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Mohit Sagar
Group Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief
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This is an awesome sharing to have speakers and delegates from various aspects to share their digital transformation journey and the challenges that they have faced. I have gained deep insights and realised that there are common challenges that everyone faces, too.

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Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making infrastructure invisible so that IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business. Companies around the world use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to bring one-click application management and mobility across public, private and distributed edge clouds so they can run any application at any scale with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership. The result is organizations that can rapidly deliver a high-performance IT environment on demand, giving application owners a true cloud-like experience.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.