According to VMware, the role of CIOs in APAC and Japan will take a strategic turn by 2025. Organizations will turn to their CIOs, who will harness their technology expertise to build, run, manage, connect and protect applications on any cloud and across any device to power business expansion.
Looking ahead to 2025, CIOs will see a strategic pivot in their roles. They are not only technology implementers but also architects of new business models, overseeing how organizations build, run, manage, connect and protect workloads in response to the rapidly developing app economy. Cybersecurity continues to be a key priority, with 84% of CIOs suggesting a significant internet overhaul to control cyber risks.
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APAC CIOs are expected to embrace cutting-edge, data-driven technologies to stay competitive and unlock new growth opportunities for their businesses.
Sanjay K. Deshmukh, vice president and managing director, Southeast Asia and Korea, VMware said, “VMware Tanzu and Project Pacific, supported by the full breadth and depth of our portfolio makes VMware uniquely positioned to help CIOs build, run, manage, connect and protect their business.”
Announced at VMworld U.S. 2019, VMware’s Tanzu portfolio and Project Pacific will empower CIOs to make the right business bets, harnessing the full potential of Kubernetes to transform the way their organizations build, run and manage cutting edge technologies, setting the stage for further business growth in the decades to come.
Technology needs to serve business needs
APAC CIOs are driving new ways of doing business, with more than 60% of them embarking on some revenue-generating initiatives. By 2020, that figure is project to grow to 85% of APAC CIOs who will be responsible for their organizations’ topline growth and the alignment between technology and business strategies will be key to their success.
Radical change needed to overhaul cybersecurity
CIOs in the APAC region can lead their companies toward fundamentally new ways of doing business in response to the region’s growing app-driven digital economy. In this new paradigm, enterprises are increasingly adopting Kubernetes and cloud-native infrastructure to continuously deliver custom software on a more secure, reliable platform, and to transform how their enterprises do business,” said Lionel Lim, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific and Japan, Pivotal.