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2018

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2018 THE ECONOMICS OF DATA FLOWS IN ASIA PACIFIC

Allowing and enabling the smooth flow of information and communications has resulted in better business and trade conditions for many economies. As we move into the age of the digital economy, what are the conditions which expand and accelerate "growth"? The Regulating for a Digital Economy report will examine this central question in the context of Asia Pacific's emerging and developed economies.

The ACCA Cross-border Data Flows report looks at the digital economy drivers, impact of cross-border data flows, regulatory and policy frameworks, and sectoral case studies of five economies: India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, and Vietnam.. Read more >>

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Asia’s Financial Services on the Cloud 2018

Over the last few years, cloud computing has been shaping the way financial services institutions (FSIs) respond to new consumer habits, evolve to meet the needs of a new competitive landscape, and adjust to heightened compliance requirements. Produced by the ACCA with support from Salesforce, the Asia's Financial Services on the Cloud 2018 report builds on 2015 research to paint an updated picture of Asia-Pacific's regulatory landscape and how it influences the FSIs' ability to leverage cloud services. The report also analyses emerging regulatory trends in the region that have the potential to influence cloud appetite, and provides a number of case studies to illustrate the benefits FSIs are enjoying from successful cloud adoption. Read more >>

2018 THE CLOUD READINESS INDEX 2018

Cloud Readiness Index 2018: Asia-Pacific strengthens its cloud capabilities; emerging markets continue to play catch-up.

The Cloud Readiness Index (CRI) 2018 is the fifth iteration of the Asia Cloud Computing Association's (ACCA) flagship report. It measures 14 economies across Asia Pacific (APAC) on ten parameters to indicate how prepared they are in adopting cloud computing. CRI 2018 shows that Singapore tops the APAC region, closely followed by Hong Kong and New Zealand. It also reveals that on average, cloud infrastructure and regulation are the region's strong points, while cloud governance and security weigh it down. A new section is included this year to explore the different ways the CRI can move beyond readiness to measure the potential impact cloud technologies have on societies, including metrics on cloud adoption, application, and usage. This new dimension is aimed at helping government policymakers and policy support organisations such as the ACCA provide accurate insights and timely perspectives on technology trends.

Results and analyses for the Cloud Readiness Index 2018 are presented via an interactive microsite. Read more >>

 

2018 INDUSTRY STATEMENT ON THE FUTURE OF WORK

ACCA Industry Statement on the Future of Work: Future-proof technology policies are key to Asia Pacific harnessing the future of work Cloud technologies are radically transforming the nature of work. Policy-driven change management for digital transformation will help Asia Pacific adapt and lead the global digital economy of tomorrowRead more >>

2017

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2017 TOWARDS BETTER PATIENT OUTCOMES AND STAYING WELL: THE PROMISE OF CLOUD COMPUTING FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

Information technology has been core to a transformation of the healthcare industry. We have witnessed transformations across the healthcare sector from electronic health records, patient care management and the delivery of patient services - to personal wellness monitoring and the use of social media. These are illustrative of the immense impact cloud computing is having on the healthcare industry.

Cloud technology is contributing to better patient outcomes, better case management, improved understanding of the efficacy of treatments, better data for public health, new tools for healthier lifestyles and much more. With advancements in mobility, data analytics and the use of "big data" (and even "little data"), the rate of innovation is accelerating. Cloud computing can help a heterogeneous industry improve collaboration and services, while meeting the need for greater scalability, cost efficiency and agility in what has rapidly become a highly data-intensive sector. Read more >>

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2017 CLOUD READINESS INDEX (JAPANESE VERSION)

Japanese version of the 2016 Cloud Readiness Index. Read more >>

2016

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2016 REGIONAL REGULATORY UPDATE ON THE FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR

Produced by the ACCA with support from Equinix Asia Pacific, this update covers regulatory updates from Asia Pacific on: 1. Outsourcing Guidelines in the Financial Services; 2. Fintech and Regulatory Sandbox Guidelines and 3. Proposed National Payment Gateways 2016. Read more >>

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2016 SECURITIES REGULATIONS IMPACT CLOUD IN JAPAN

Produced by the ACCA with support from Equinix Asia Pacific, this report provides a Japan-focused update on the Securities Regulations Impacting Cloud in Japan. Read more >>

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2016 DATA ANALYTICS WHITE PAPER

Data Analytics to Bridge Knowledge Gaps: An ACCA White Paper on Supply and Demand for Big Data Analytics in Asia Pacific’ reveals gaps in the current services offered by data analytics professionals and the actual data analytics requirements of companies looking to engage them. These sentiments were shared with the ACCA via a multi-phased survey carried out across the region amongst companies and data analytics service providers.. Read more >>

2016 CLOUD READINESS INDEX 

Asian countries top the new Cloud Readiness Index (CRI) 2016 released by the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). The CRI places Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia above markets such as Germany, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US), showing that Asia economies are indeed leading the world in cloud readiness. This is also the first time that the 14-market Asia Pacific-focused study also includes a sample of six non-Asian markets for comparative analysis. Read more >>

2015

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2015 SMES AND CLOUD COMPUTING 2014 (launch: 25 mar 2015 in manila)

The great promise of Cloud Computing is the immediate access to enterprise grade software and next generation Information Technology solutions enables SMEs anywhere to expand their market reach, delivery and service, and customer interaction. The ACCA takes a Asia's first in-depth research into the SME sector, looking into 14 Asia Pacific markets, asking these questions: What are the demand drivers for SMEs? What are purchase characteristics of SMEs? What needs to be understood and addressed to capture areas of potential growth? The research is in three parts, broken in two documents: an Asian SME Index evaluating the attractiveness of cloud computing to Asian SMEs, an overall Executive Summary which reviews the SME sector in the region, and finally, country-by-country reports with key sizings of the SME market by industry, by lead adopters, and listing key support programmes and other enablers. Read more >>

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2015 Asia’s Financial Services: Ready for the Cloud – A Report on FSI Regulations impacting Cloud in Asia-Pacific Markets (launch: 5 mar 2015)

Many industries are ready to embrace cloud computing to reap the benefits of this new technology. However, perceived regulatory challenges often stymie adoption efforts, such as in the case of highly regulated sectors like the Financial Services Industry (FSI).  This report reviews the current regulatory landscape in Asia Pacific, and lists key regulatory challenges to the adoption of cloud services by FSIs. The report compares regulations in 14 Asia Pacific markets, in nine specific areas: 1. Processes for adopting cloud, 2. Contracts for cloud Services, 3. Data location, 4. Data use limitations, 5. Security, 6. Data segregation, 7. Business continuity, 8. Audit, review and monitoring, 9. Exit. It also makes recommendations to policymakers to improve the conditions for cloud computing adoption by FSIs. Read More >>

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2015 ACCA Endorsement of the Open Data Alliance's Safe Cloud principles for the Financial Services Industry

Cloud Computing is poised to transform how information technology is used by the Financial Services Industry (FSI). However, this transformation can only come about if the FSI has confidence that the use of Cloud Computing will not interfere with legal obligations and sound business practice. This document has been created in partnership between Financial Institutions (FIs), Cloud Service Providers (CSP), Financial Regulators and industry bodies. It proposes Safe Cloud Principles in the form of a unified, condensed and clarified set of best practices to help FIs to focus on and navigate through the relevant regulatory issues when contemplating a move to the cloud. The Safe Cloud Principles cover key requirements such as confidentiality, availability and integrity and are derived from the very laws, regulations and guidelines with which FIs must comply. Read More >>

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2015 Cloud Data Regulations: A contribution on how to reduce the compliancy costs of cross-border data transfers

This is a report by the Asia Pacific Carriers’ Coalition (APCC) and the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA), on Cloud Data Regulations. The report explores the complexities and compliance costs of cross-border data transfers, and promotes the benefits of aligning data categories regionally to promote trade. Read More >>

2014

 

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2014 THE CLOUD READINESS INDEX 

The ACCA's flagship research project, the Cloud Readiness Index (CRI) measures how ready for cloud uptake 14 Asia Pacific countries are. The countries covered are Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. This year's CRI gives key regulatory updates and government cloud usage and other cloud market movements in the last 18 mths, and companies looking at entering the Asia Pacific markets – or would be interested in hearing an APAC update – would find our Index a useful indicator for where to place their bets. Read More >>

2013

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2013 The Impact of Data sovereignty On Cloud Computing in Asia Pacific

A study of all the data laws in Asia Pacific. This research was compiled across 14 Asia Pacific countries  using information on data sovereignty factors that helped or hindered the adoption of cloud computing. Each country was assessed on five key assessment criteria: (1) cloud access, (2) data safety, (3) international consistency, (4) cross border movement, and (5) regulatory stability and enforcement. Read More >>

2012

 

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2012 CLOUD READINESS INDEX

As cloud services have grown, issues such as reliability of access, security, government access, privacy and intellectual property protection have emerged as challenges to adoption. By mapping the conditions required for successful implementation, the index aim to identify potential bottlenecks that could slow adoption and limit the ability of Asian economies to take advantage of the cloud computing future. Read Me >>

 

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2012 CLOUD ASSESSMENT TOOL 

The Cloud Assessment Tool is designed to highlight the relevant issues associated with migrating applications to a cloud architecture. Read Me >>

2011

 

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2011 THE CLOUD READINESS INDEX

The first index released to examine the state of readiness for cloud computing in markets across the Asia Pacific region, we are pleased to announce the ACCA's Cloud Readiness Index 2011.  Read More >>

 

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2011 CLOUD MAP

The Cloud Map project is designed to bring you a few uncommon insights into various Cloud debates. A snapshot of the movers and shakers, and the key debates in 2011. Read More >>