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  • Phivolcs records 5 tremors in areas in Southern Mindanao. 5 hours ago |
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  • Sandiganbayan issues hold departure orders vs. Fmr. Agusan Del Sur Rep. Rodolfo Plaza & 7 others linked to pork barrel scam. 5 hours ago |
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  • DILG Sec. Mar Roxas says gov’t & INC leaders have been in contact with one another since the beginning of the rally at DOJ. 5 hours ago |
  • Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says INC’s protest peacefully ended through goodwill and convergence of efforts. 5 hours ago |
  • Deputy Pres’l Spokesperson Abigail Valte says talks between gov’t & INC centered on clarification of issues & concerns. 5 hours ago |
  • Palace says there has been no deal made between gov’t and Iglesia ni Cristo. 5 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino led the National Heroes’ Day commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City. 10 hours ago |
  • Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda thanks the INC for ending its 5-day protest rally. 10 hours ago |
  • 9 killed in a collision between a multicab & a truck before dawn Monday in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat. 10 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino calls on people to unite & set aside personal interests during his message on National Heroes’ Day. 10 hours ago |
  • Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares says the right of expelled INC Minister Isaias Samson Jr. to file a complaint must be respected. 10 hours ago |
  • CIBAC Party-list Rep. Sherwin Tugna says DOJ must continue hearing the complaint of expelled INC Minister Isaias Samson Jr. 10 hours ago |
  • Fire kills 6 stay-in workers in a bakery in Taal, Batangas. 10 hours ago |
  • Clean-up of area around EDSA-Shaw Boulevard ongoing following 5 days of INC’s protest. 10 hours ago |
  • Traffic flow now moving along EDSA-Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City. 10 hours ago |
  • Some INC members still trooped to DOJ early Monday morning & left only after INC’s announcement that the protest was over. 10 hours ago |
  • Commuters who were at EDSA-Mandaluyong area about 6 am Monday experienced monstrous traffic jam due to INC rally. 10 hours ago |
  • INC members rejoiced upon hearing their leaders’ announcement at about 8 am Monday that they are ending the protest. 11 hours ago |
  • LRTA says the remaining value stored in the magnetic cards can be transferred to beep cards. 11 hours ago |
  • LRT-2 removes from all its stations the gates for magnetic cards as it paves the way for beep cards. 11 hours ago |
  • Registration for 2016 polls continues in selected malls in the provinces. 11 hours ago |
  • Comelec reminds public to register for 2016 elections before deadline comes on October 31. 11 hours ago |
  • Rains forecast over Central Luzon, Bicol, Isabela, Quirino, Rizal and Quezon. 11 hours ago |
  • Possibility of the LPA near Baler, Aurora developing into a storm remote. 11 hours ago |
  • LPA located at sea 390 kms. east southeast of Baler, Aurora. 11 hours ago |
  • INC evangelist Bienvenido Santiago says INC is concluding its protest as it has reached an understanding with gov’t. 11 hours ago |
  • Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) ends its protest at EDSA-Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City. 11 hours ago |
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Cloud computing can slash IT expenses by half – Executive

By MST News | May. 17, 2013 at 12:02am
Businesses can still achieve more with less and remain competitive through cloud computing, according to an IT firm executive.

“Businesses that migrate their IT systems to the cloud could save at least 50 percent of their expenses on infrastructure, management and support,” says DataOne Asia President and CEO Cyril Rocke.

Rocke said the cloud helps companies minimize expenses on procuring and maintaining their IT infrastructure.

“Most IT users tend to underestimate the cost of procuring infrastructure. Companies cannot do it in a snap and they need to follow a long procurement process that is costly and could last more than a year. This process severely damages businesses, and reduces their ability to react and roll out new ideas and solutions,” explained Rocke.

Rocke says moving to the cloud downsizes a company’s lengthy procurement process; enabling companies “to save time, man-hours, skills development and troubleshooting.”

DataOne Asia Sales Manager Olga Bautista also cautioned companies of the risks from building their own IT infrastructure.

“If a company wants to build its own infrastructure from scratch, it would need to invest almost P2 million for just four servers. It still has to hire an IT staff to maintain the system, for an additional P100,000 monthly,” added Olga Bautista, DataOne Asia sales manager.

“However, if that company opts for cloud computing, monthly bill would likely range from P10,000 to P15,000 only, depending on their requirements. Also, in our case, we have an expert support staff 24/7, so IT managers have nothing to worry about,” said Bautista.

Rocke adds that cloud computing gives the reins of a company back to its CEO, enabling the CEO to “refocus on his core business and investment.”

Cloud computing also offers companies the flexibility to try new ideas, according to Rocke. One example is by experimenting with different programs and applications, and testing which one suits the company’s needs.

“With a traditional IT system, introducing a new idea entails a heavy process, stifling innovation and creativity. This will hurt the company down the line,” said Rocke.

“This is why the cloud is an ideal platform for innovation. It has a low-risk procurement process, and CEOs define what they want to buy for how long. And if ever there was a mistake in the sizing, they can be stopped or changed,” he added.

Rocke said his firm offers customizable cloud services that can be adjusted to suit the client’s needs.

“Competitive CEOs shorten their procurement process, minimize their IT costs and avoid delays. And one way to achieve these is by jumping into the cloud,” Rocke said.
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