What’s been going on with us?
10 Aug 2020 – We’re soft-launching our free online newsletter, The Cirrus – APAC Cloud and Tech News – if you’d like to read it and sign up for a free subscription, check it out here https://paper.li/e-1597049388#/ . We’re still tweaking and learning the ins and outs of running a weekly newsletter, so let us know how we can improve! Now the question… should we start a Telegram?
8 Jul 2020 – Together with some friends, we ask “Forging a path forward: What is driving the explosive cloud and data centre demand in APAC’s emerging markets?”
11 Jun 2020 – Register for our Executive Briefing on the Cloud Readiness Index! We’re hosting our discussion on the CRI 2020, on Tuesday 30 Jun 2020 between 4-5pm (GMT+8 aka SG/HK/PH time). Sign up and join us then!
29 May 2020 – The Cloud Readiness Index (CRI) 2020 by the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) released! In its 6th iteration, the ACCA’s CRI2020 finds itself in a world vastly different that the one we are used to. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the visibility and importance that the internet and cloud computing tools play in all of our lives – not just in business and economics, but also in our private and interpersonal lives.
This year, the results of the CRI 2020 will hopefully provide an added dimension into the technological resilience of markets to weather the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Cloud Readiness Index (CRI) was developed by the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) in 2011, and has since become a definitive reference point to assess the readiness of Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets to adopt cloud computing technologies.
ACCA is a leading industry association that works to accelerate the adoption of #cloudcomputing in #APAC through public policy and education.
May 2020 – From the Executive Director’s Desk: As anticipated, those of us based in Singapore got an extension of the movement restriction order, known officially as the “Circuit Breaker” or CB for short, and it’s another month of WFH and HBL for everyone. And also expected, cloud tools are in hot demand, with lots of cloud companies adjusting their policies towards freemium use, to support working folk who are now actively testing and using cloud tools for productivity purposes. No time like the present to start! On the work front, we’re rapidly closing in on releasing our flagship Cloud Readiness Index, so look out for it soon! – May-Ann, May 2020
Apr 2020 – From the Executive Director’s Desk: How is everyone with movement restriction orders and lockdown measures in place? In Singapore, things are off to a pretty interesting start, with lots of folk needing to learn their digital tools and get kitted out with good laptops, especially for folk with kids who need to do home-based learning. It looks like it’s going to be a steep upswing in cloud computing tech use – it will be interesting to see the statistics from the other side of the fence after we emerge from what looks to be a pretty intense work-from-home month for us all. – May-Ann, Apr 2020
Mar 2020 – From the Executive Director’s Desk: We’ve been pretty busy in Q1, what with meetings with Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding digital asset management, discussions with Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on financial data access, and then ending with trips to India – first to a discussion on Artificial Intelligence in Delhi, then to a meeting with MeitY again in Delhi on the draft of the India Data Protection Bill, and then to Mumbai to meet with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), and the IT arm of the Reserve Bank of India, REBIT. We’re busy wrapping up these meetings and working on next steps, so coronavirus slowdowns notwithstanding, it’s still looking like a busy 2020 for us all. – May-Ann, Mar 2020
Feb 2020 – From the Executive Director’s Desk: Happy 2020 everyone! As you can tell, we’ve been working in the background on some information re-organisation on our website, to try and make it easier for you to find the info you want, and also for us to provide more timely updates on social media – find us with our handle @accacloud. For example, we’re now on Instagram where we’ll post most of our recent event photos on, and of course we remain active on Twitter and LinkedIn. All of our publications are now on SlideShare, where we’ll also post up presentations and other research and original material that we’ve developed. This site will continue to evolve as we move along this year and add content, so keep checking back with us, and follow us on our various social media for the latest updates. – May-Ann, Feb 2020