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16 Mar 2017

IDC MaturityScape Benchmark for Cloud in Banking in Asia Pacific Reports 80% of Banks in Asia/ Pacific Will Run on Hybrid Cloud by 2018

SINGAPORE, March 17th, 2017 – The latest results of the 2016 Cloud View Survey for cloud maturity in Asia/Pacific banking from the recently published IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Cloud in Banking in Asia/Pacific reveals majority of banks in the region are in the first stages of cloud maturity, specifically the ad hoc and opportunistic stages. Typical in this early-stage adoption, there remains a higher preference for enterprise private cloud architecture than public cloud. Super-regional institutions, e.g. institutions that have built an Asia/Pacific-wide footprint of operations in at least three countries in the region, will set the pace and best practices in the location, control, ownership, and management of data in the cloud. IDC expects that the next two years will be a tipping point for cloud uptake among Asia/Pacific banks.

Cloud computing is becoming the fundamental technology for all new solutions that will transform financial services institutions (FSIs) into their future digital avatars. IDC also believes that at least 80% of these banks will run on a hybrid cloud architecture by 2018. A significant part of the CIO role will now mean managing different types of clouds in operation.

“With growing regulatory support for cloud and the intensifying competitive pressures forcing Asia/Pacific banks to look at what cloud can offer in terms of cost take-out and quicker go-to-market, cloud adoption will scale up this 2017. IDC sees a group of 20 Asia/Pacific banks that are effectively cloud-first in architecture. Early adopters will enjoy cost take-out of up to 20% between now and 2019," says Michael Araneta, Associate Vice President for IDC Financial Insights Asia/ Pacific.

"Banks will need to identify which assets, infrastructure, and applications can first move to cloud. Application owners from the business must work with IT to put a lens on workloads, data, and systems, and look for those that are already tuned for cloud and the implications that the migration to cloud will have on business objectives," adds Sneha Kapoor, Senior Research Manager for IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific.

The IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Cloud in Banking in Asia/Pacific aims to enable banks to assess their adoption and use of cloud technologies against industry peers and to support strategies to progress in the use of cloud based on their business goals.

It also provides a comprehensive overview of IDC’s cloud maturity model and help guide banks, especially in Asia/Pacific, in answering the following questions:

  • How will cloud affect the way we do business?
  • What is the role of cloud in supporting business change?
  • Where are we on a maturity scale for cloud competencies in terms of what the business needs? Where are our peers and competitors?
  • What metrics should we use to improve and achieve the level of maturity that the business needs?

For more information on this report, IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Cloud in Banking in Asia/Pacific, 2017 (AP41393016, February 2017), please contact Michael Araneta at maraneta@idc.com , Sneha Kapoor at snehakapoor_ext@idc.com or your IDC account manager.

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