International Cloud Computing Trend: Indonesia

cloud computing trends indonesiaDid you know which developing country in Asian region that has huge potential market for cloud computing? It’s not Singapore; it’s not China; it’s Indonesia.

Indonesia is one of the fastest growing countries in the world for cloud computing. This is encouraged by the fact that Indonesia is actually one of world’s top 20 in the number of internet users – ranked #11 with nearly 40,000,000 Internet users as of June 2011 (source: Internet World Stats’ Top 20 list.)

Yet, Internet penetration is only 16 percent of total population, which means there is a huge room for growth, despite the lack of infrastructure.

Cloud computing will definitely ride on this trend – promising cloud businesses are establishing their market share by pioneering cloud computing in Indonesia region.

According to Springboard Research, cloud computing in Indonesia will grow significantly in 12 to 18 months. 50 percent of respondents claim to use cloud-based solutions, and 46 percent will prioritize cloud computing in their IT budget – one of the largest figures in Asia Pacific region.

Microsoft rules in Indonesia – and this also includes in cloud computing solutions – most Indonesian cloud businesses are powered by Microsoft. Microsoft will compete with Indosat, one of Indonesia’s largest IT companies in Indonesia cloud computing landgrab.

Some first movers in grabbing the cloud computing market pie shares in Indonesia:

1. Telkom Cloud

Telkom Cloud is a subsidiary of Telkom Indonesia, one of the largest information-communication companies in Asian region, offering cloud services for businesses and the Government.

2. Purwadhika Nusantara

The first cloud computing campus in Indonesia offering cloud computing academic programs that include cloud computing for business, robotics, games, and mobile.

3. Infinys System Indonesia

Infinys System Indonesia offers similar service to Telkom Cloud – cloud communication and collaboration, cloud servers, etc.

4. Indonesian Cloud Forum

ICF is a non-affiliated organization aiming to inform and educate people on everything related to cloud computing.

…and more will be established in the near future.

So, cloudpreneurs – here’s a great opportunity for you to establish a cloud business in Indonesia offering cloud solutions to both businesses and individuals with immediate impact.