Alibaba Cloud sets up alliance for faster digital transformation

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    COLLABORATION is pivotal to Alibaba Cloud announcement recently of the formation of the Alibaba Cloud Philippines Ecosystem to speed up the digital transformation of businesses in the Philippines. The company is the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group,

    The alliance is a joint initiative with local ecosystem partners to promote Cloud adoption and the use of analytics intelligence in businesses of all types and sizes.  Bringing together thousands of Alibaba Cloud’s partners the alliance will help other businesses to benefit from the company’s digitalization expertise, including supporting digital transformation in the different industry verticals, wide range of academic research, technology innovation and marketplace enhancement solutions.

    “Philippines is a booming market with a big group of young and digital savvy population. There is strong demand on digital transformation in accordance with local government’s ‘cloud-first’ initiative. We have established local team and business coverage in the Philippines and will continue to invest in the country,” Leo Liu, General Manager of Hong Kong, Macau, Korea and Philippines, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence said.

    Alibaba Cloud currently has over 20 local partners from various industries such as retail, fintech, media, information communications technology (ICT), business process outsourcing (BPO), healthcare and education and plans to help 5,000 businesses in the Philippines on their digital migration by end-2023.

    In line with its efforts to actively prepare young, tech-savvy Filipinos for the impending shift to digital, Alibaba Cloud has also launched a series of training programs dedicated to providing the necessary training in IT. These include the Alibaba Academy Program, the Alibaba Cloud Partner Program and the Alibaba Certificate Program. These programs aim to train 50,000 and certify at least 10,000 IT professionals within the next three years.

    “Digitalization will be the global economic bedrock in the post-COVID era. This is why we are determined to enhance our efforts in supporting businesses here in their digital transformation journeys. Through offering our technology know-how and experience in digitalization, Alibaba Cloud is ready to help local businesses accelerate their growth with the support of our partners,” Allen Guo, Alibaba Cloud’s head for Philippines said.

    To assist enterprises and SMEs in the Philippines to grow and succeed in a digital society, it offers comprehensive localized cloud solutions and products in the Philippines, including leading products in computing, storage, data base, Cloud network, and security, analytics and artificial intelligence fields, as well as solutions on New Retail, fintech and digital media.

    For example, the company worked with telecommunications giant PLDT, to provide hybrid cloud and security solutions for eSports matches during the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, delivering high-speed connectivity and efficient handling of high-volume online traffic.

    “We are delighted to have joined forces with Alibaba Cloud as we leverage on its proven track record and experience as the Asia Pacific’s biggest cloud service provider. Alibaba Cloud has developed a wide array of solutions across the cloud ecosystem. We are looking forward to fortifying this partnership and cooperation as we face this new era of cloud modernization,” PLDT Enterprise and International Data Regional Head for Asia Pacific, Jeff Mendoza explained.

    To encourage more enterprises to realize the benefits from the latest Cloud and analytics intelligence technologies, the service provider has extensively trained its Philippine workforce to support specific needs of clients and provide tailored solutions to address customer pain points or any challenges during digital migrations.

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