2 good news for cloud computing in Singapore

11 November 2011
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Cloud computing is gaining more attention in Singapore. This week, I attended the VMWare Forum and saw a huge crowd of attendees. Besides utilizing cloud platforms, organizations are also trying to acquire the knowledge to set up their own cloud.

With the growing importance of Cloud Computing, IDA has also decided to include Cloud Computing services under the Productivity & Innovation Credit Scheme (PIC). This means that organizations adopting Cloud Services can enjoy tax deductions of up to 400% subjected to a maximum of $400k.

Likewise, Atlassian has also introduced the Cloud version of Confluence and JIRA with Atlassian OnDemand. This means users can start using these tools with subscription starting from US$10 per month without having to set up the systems themselves.