Software Park Thailand collaborated with local cloud-service providers last week to establish “Cloud thailand Alliance (CTA)”, aimed at encouraging local software companies and developer to innovate software and applications for cloud platform.
“This is to promote cloud awareness and encourage local developers to provide more software as a service (SaaS) on cloud. Currently, thai software companies don’t seem to be aware of the importance of being on cloud platform, so there are only a few thai software available under SaaS model,” said Software Park’s Director Dr Thanachart Numnonda.
The founding members of CTA are True IDC, Datapro, Anise Asia, Cloud Creation, TOT GO and Software Park Thailand.
Software Park is under supervision of National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). Its main duty is to support the growth of the country’s software industry.
According to him, the alliance will be used as a channel for Thai software firms to host their software and applications. This is also to push the cloud movement in Thailand and help improve the country’s cloud ranking. Especially, this move is the first step to propose the concept and idea of cloud to the government and the education sectors.
“Currently, many educational institutes are interested in adopting cloud. The CTA is expected to be the connecting point for them,” said Dr Numnonda.
Moreover, this alliance will raise awareness and encourage cloud adoption. By the end of this year, it aims to encourage 20 to 30 software companies to implement cloud, and about 100 to 200 applications available on the cloud.
“Software Park plays the role as facilitator to encourage software firms to meet and match cloud service providers. We will also support training - how to develop software to serve the cloud platform for software firms,” said he.
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