Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) today released in Malaysia, its Business and Technology Predictions for Asia Pacific in 2015. Adrian De Luca, Chief Technology Officer of HDS APAC cited the building of smart cities, big data in competitive industries, hybrid clouds, data driven mobility and regulatory developments as the five key trends that combined with the local business drivers, will shape the IT landscape in APAC in 2015.”

The era of Business-Defined IT is here, and the time for IT to embrace the third platform that is built on mobile devices, cloud services, social networks and big data analytics is now. The CIO must respond to these requirements and become an architect and broker of business services rather than a technology-builder focused on data centre infrastructure,” said De Luca.

Wee Kai Teck, Managing Director of Hitachi Data Systems Sdn. Bhd., also revealed the top 3 trends that will likely to be experienced in Malaysia are the ramping up of big data initiatives by Malaysian industries to gain a competitive advantage, the emergence of hybrid clouds as the preferred approach for deploying enterprise applications and the mobile explosion that will require the technology infrastructure to be more data-driven.

Source: Hitachi Data Systems Corporation