15 May '12, 3pm

IDA urges S'pore businesses to take up cloud computing

SINGAPORE: The government is taking the lead when it comes to the adoption of cloud computing. The Infocomm Development Authority Singapore (IDA) said it has awarded a key tender to allow Singapore's first private computing cloud infrastructure for all government bodies to be rolled out by the end of this year. With cloud computing, data and IT services can be retrieved via Internet applications and available on demand. To provide cloud computing resources across the government, the IDA has awarded its first Government Cloud - the G-Cloud - tender to SingTel for five years, with an option to extend for another five years. Besides being efficient and scalable, the G-Cloud will allow government agencies to deliver services securely and quickly on demand. It will also bring about cost savings through the standardisation and sharing of computing resources and applications. Acc...

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