Pioneer cloud services provider IPC (IP Converge Data Services, Inc.), launched the first ever Cloud Community of the Philippines (CloudComPH) during the recently held 2016 Philippine Cloud Summit at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
A vendor-agnostic forum, CloudComPH was created by IPC to serve as a venue for the sharing of ideas and best practices, whether technical or operational, among individuals who build, develop, maintain and use cloud computing infrastructure, platforms, and applications in the Philippines. IPC upholds its being a carrier and vendor neutral organization since its inception and underscores this by spearheading the CloudComPH initiative.
“We envision a bustling Philippine economy powered by the Cloud”, said Niño Valmonte, director of product management and marketing at IPC. “Because our country is still an emerging market for enterprise Cloud services, we felt that there is a need for a venue where Filipino businessmen, entrepreneurs, and ICT enthusiasts can learn the true benefits of the Cloud from one another and apply these learnings into their respective initiatives. We want the community to be a catalyst for business transformation and growth, leading to economic progress”, he added.
The community’s mission is to be the trusted source of cloud computing insights, information and best practices in the Philippines, and to influence Cloud adoption among Filipino organizations and institutions through evangelization, enablement, and empowerment.
Said Valmonte: “Community members are encouraged to evangelize ’non-believers’ to try and trust the Cloud, and adopt a Cloud-first mindset; enable entrepreneurs and startups to launch quickly with the right Cloud-based business tools and best practices; and empower businesses to achieve goals and spur swift growth using the Cloud.”
Digital transformation has proven to be essential for achieving business success in today’s connected world. Competition is fierce everywhere and only organizations that are able to display agility will survive. CloudComPH can help open eyes to vast opportunities through cloud computing practices and could serve as a catalyst to spark change in the way businesses are run, allowing enterprises to achieve business goals faster and expand horizons wider.
CloudComPH aims to work hand in hand with the industry and the government to encourage organizations to achieve goals through cloud computing. According to Valmonte, by joining the community, members are able to contribute to society by sharing their time and knowledge about the Cloud and ICT in general, paving the way for startups and small businesses to flourish. “The success of every Filipino business bolsters economic growth and nation-building, resulting in better lives for every Filipino”, he stressed.
Community engagement will be done both online and face to face. The online forum which is accessed through cloud.com.ph promotes daily conversation and engagement among members. Membership registration is also done through this portal, and face to face activities such as general assemblies, training sessions and seminars are likewise announced through here.
“Whether you are a cloud computing tech expert, or a business person looking to make the digital pivot, we encourage you to become a member of the Cloud Community of the Philippines today, and open doors to growth opportunities, continuing education, and an entire network of new contacts, while contributing to the shaping of ICT in the Philippines”, Valmonte concluded.
To register as a member of the Cloud Community of the Philippines, visit cloud.com.ph.