Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 18 - Page 7

EDITOR ’ S NOTE

Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO magazine for the APAC region . This month ’ s cover features Ben Waterhouse , CIO at Coates , a leading Australian construction equipment and hire business . He tells us how businesses are underselling the benefits of cloud when considering TCO and details what he ’ s learned about cloud along the way .

“ We have recently undertaken a transformation at Coates – we ’ re a 136-year-old business which recently began looking at the digital side of the business ,” he says . “ We began upgrading our systems , leveraging the Internet of Things and digitizing our customer portals , invoices and more . And the beating heart of all of this transformation has been the availability and scale made possible by the cloud . “ The truth is that the total cost of ownership for a cloud deployment is far less than many CIOs are calculating .” You can find out more about his opinions by turning to p44 .
“ Veeam gives us insight into how the backup infrastructure is coping and how data is growing so we can forecast resource usage .” There ’ s much more to discover about this story on p56 .
In this month ’ s Talking Business , Sandeep Bhargava , Managing Director , Asia Pacific and Japan , Rackspace Technology , asks what smart sourcing is and what steps organizations need to take to achieve it . Following the catalysing effect of the pandemic on a new era of IT , what exactly is smart sourcing and what steps do organizations need to take to achieve it ,” he asks .
“ Outsourcing IT is a popular solution by many industries as it is seen to improve productivity and efficiency , while reducing cost and risk . “ Consequently , the trend is shifting to insourcing and smart sourcing . This empowers organizations to take control of their technology by upskilling their in-house teams .” To read more of his opinions turn to p36 .
Elsewhere , we take a look at how Veeam Availability Suite is providing Lindsay Australia , a transport , logistics and supply company , with reliable and continuous data protection to support on-time delivery , as well as visibility through intelligent monitoring and reporting .
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Once again , I ’ d like to wish you a good month ahead and please enjoy the read !
Robert Hodgkiss , IT Infrastructure Manager at Lindsay Australia , said : “ We needed a reliable and scalable backup solution that offered visibility into our backups . “ We also wanted workload and license portability , enabling us to back up anything to anywhere , including a private cloud .
Mark Bowen Editor
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