BANGKOK, 3 May 2012 -The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and the Electronic Government Agency (EGA) are officially launching the cloud computing system, which is expected to be used within the government sector after its trial run proves to be a success.
Cloud computing is a technology that uses the internet and central remote servers to maintain data and applications. Cloud computing allows consumers and businesses to use applications without installation and access their personal files at any computer with internet access.
According to ICT Minister Group Captain Anudith Nakornthap, the system has been developed and has been test run by 10 government organizations consisting of the Election Commission of Thailand, the Department of Livestock Development, the Chaipattana Foundation, the Electronic Transactions Development Agency, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, the Treasury Department, the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching in Science and Technology, the National Health Security Office and the Department of Community Development, most of which said they were satisfied with the service.
The ICT Minister said this system provides security to confidential information and would save any organizations a large sum of money to be invested in protecting their sensitive information. New applications, he added, will be developed to co-exist with such system to make it easier for users to link their information to the cloud.
He said that more than 50% of government organizations will rely on this system to store their information within the next 5 years. It will help save their IT budgets and other spending relevant to computer management. Further improvements on the service and its security system will also be conducted to raise its standard to an international level.
(NNT : NUPPOL SUVANSOMBUT)