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Cloud Infrastructure Newsletter, Q4 2017

The cloud technology market in Hong Kong is continuing to grow and its adoption is picking up in pace as more firms look to integrate cloud into their infrastructure and further develop techs such as Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning and IoT into their businesses.

This has also been endorsed by Carrie Lam's 2017 Policy Address in October, highlights including plans to jointly develop the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park (at Lok Ma Chau Loop), deploying $2 billion under the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund Scheme (co-investing with venture capital funds in local tech start-ups) and investing $700 million to take forward key infrastructure projects for Smart City Development (Innovation and Technology highlights https://www.policyaddress.gov.hk/2017/eng/highlights.html).

Hiring Trends

In terms of hiring, the most popular roles thus far seem to be Cloud Solutions Architects (advisors / consultants on IT strategy and how to implement cloud into an existing IT infrastructure), Big Data Architects and Full Stack / Development Managers / Architects (development leads with strong experience designing and delivering enterprise / mobile / web / microservices apps via AWS, Azure, or Google cloud platforms).  

Hiring in Infrastructure Security and IT Risk has also been prominent as firms look to either shore up their defenses or bring in IT Audit & Review expertise to help identify areas of weaknesses across the organisation.

Interesting Cloud News

Google to open Cloud Platform region in Hong Kong in 2018 as part of it's ongoing APAC expansion (https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2017/11/coming-in-2018-GCPs-Hong-Kong-region.html)

Microsoft partner with Rackspace to be their chosen Azure experts for companies looking to adopt and migrate to Azure
(https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/partners/directory/rackspace/)

Amazon AWS continue to grow their cloud offerings (to an already insane list of products) by announcing their Guide to Machine Learning at their re:Invent 2017 (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/ai/your-guide-to-machine-learning-at-reinvent-2017/)

IBM gets trolled (gently) on The Register for killing Bluemix and SoftLayer (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/02/ibm_renames_bluemix_ibm_cloud/)

Goldman Sachs’ Roy Joseph spoke on AWS re:invent
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtAtairWGTY)

Hope you found this information useful. Please do contact us if you need more information.

We look forward to helping you.

Best,

Leslie Ho, Senior Consultant

(on behalf of the Pinpoint Asia Recruitment Team)

  Best,
  Leslie Ho,
  Senior Consultant

  (on behalf of the Pinpoint Asia Recruitment Team)
 
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