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From a long-time expert accompanying VCCorp Joint Stock Company, with 15 years of experience in deploying Cloud and IT infrastructure, Mr. Nguyen Viet Hung continues to assume the position of CEO of Bizfly Cloud – electricity supplier. Cloud computing and cloud partner of many large enterprises in Vietnam.
Mr. Nguyen Viet Hung shared in an interview on a relatively unfamiliar topic – The role of IT infrastructure in digital transformation of enterprises.
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to chat. To start with the topic of IT infrastructure with Vietnamese businesses, can you briefly explain this very important but not-so-interested topic?
IT infrastructure is understood as technology components, infrastructure systems, excluding application software.
To make it easier to understand, for example, businesses when building applications and websites to introduce and sell products to customers need to equip at least a server system and an internet connection. When customers view information about businesses and products, they are not merely interacting with the website application interface, but are actually sending information requests for the server system to “answer” or respond.
All computing resources, storage and internet connection are IT infrastructure.
In addition, there are software for infrastructure management. For example, when transmitting videos on the internet, the best way to deliver videos to users will be based on a CDN (content delivery network, content delivery system) solution to help viewers experience good quality and speed. smooth without lag or waiting to load the video.
So can you share more about what IT infrastructure means in digital transformation so that readers can have a clearer view of this issue?
The essence of the digital transformation process in general does not only start from the IT infrastructure, but also from the awareness and thinking of business executives. The first change lies in changing thinking about how to manage and operate businesses when bringing business models and traditional management models to the digital environment.
Previously in traditional business, stalls and supermarkets existed for users to come. With traditional sales, the story is warehouse management, sales premises and organization of sales apparatus, sales staff, transaction counters, etc. But when they are put into the digital environment, it is different. : How do I display my booth in the digital environment? How do I arrange to receive guests? When businesses sell goods on the website, how will they have to present the goods according to the customer’s behavior? Then there’s the interaction thing, we need equivalent interfaces for each stage of the customer’s purchase action. That is, it is necessary to understand the methods of business, marketing and sales in the digital environment, when we have clearly seen the problems, we can find appropriate technology solutions.
Let’s take a website as a simple example: From the need to own a website to introduce the company impressively, and at the same time to be able to implement direct sales on it effectively, businesses will determine requested features. The second step is to organize a technology staff or hire them to develop a website that suits your needs. The next step is to deploy the technology infrastructure to make the website work. The story plays out similarly with other technology solutions.
To decide to conduct digital transformation, businesses can implement it in many ways. That is, the Enterprise actively seeks internal specialized personnel. These personnel also become the consulting department for the Board of Management on orientation and specific action steps from the digitization of inventory data, transportation, etc. to online payment and electricity bill issuance. death for the end customer. Or businesses have another option is to shake hands with professional units on providing digital transformation solutions, maybe through a comprehensive consulting package or clear action plans, from which businesses can easily choose in the “checklist” what should be prioritized.
Along with the action plan on digital transformation, businesses need to understand that it is not possible to conduct effective digital transformation without investing in IT infrastructure in a smart and flexible way.
The problem of Vietnamese businesses, as I see it, is that they have a mindset about digital transformation; However, they are still quite confused about what to do first, what to do later. Through the process of growing up with VCCorp, Bizfly Cloud with many years of experience is still supporting consulting solutions that are comprehensive and bring long-term effectiveness for many business models.
“IT Cloud infrastructure” is a keyword that many people in the technology community have mentioned in the past, will this be the goal that businesses are aiming to replace traditional infrastructure?
Widespread application of cloud computing in the world has been a trend for more than a decade, but in Vietnam, the use of traditional infrastructure is still quite popular. After the period of social distancing in general and businesses in particular due to the impact of the epidemic, along with the policy of the State, it has been determined that IT infrastructure will be a platform of similar importance as telecommunications infrastructure in the past, is a must-do.
Besides, the awareness of deploying cloud computing becoming the core foundation in technology infrastructure is very clear, the trend of investing in IT infrastructure for digital transformation is very strong.
Depending on specific needs and business characteristics, businesses can choose the appropriate deployment method. The popular form is to use the “Hybrid” hybrid model between “cloud” and traditional IT infrastructure. In fact, if businesses choose to invest 100% in the IT cloud infrastructure model, there will still be highly secure data components, with separate and specialized IT cloud infrastructure services.
In addition to the above problems, cloud computing also possesses many outstanding advantages and benefits compared to traditional infrastructure, such as:
The first is the operating cost and effort. Cloud computing does 2 things: Save costs and initial investment. Previously, in order to deploy a new server, in addition to expensive procurement costs, businesses also spent more time waiting for the server to be transferred to the enterprise, the cost of personnel to install and operate and solve problems in the system. use process. Currently, with hybrid cloud infrastructure, these steps only take very little resources, for example, it only takes a few clicks to initialize the server according to the actual needs at that time. Meanwhile, businesses can rest assured that the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting are done by the service provider without having to pay any additional service costs.
Next, during use, businesses have the ability to “pay wherever they go” thanks to the flexibility of the cloud model: Enterprises only have to pay for the right amount of usage such as storage capacity. , data transmission capacity, the more you use, the more you pay, the less the demand, the lower the cost, the hourly demand you only have to pay for that hour.
In terms of security, service providers always have to adhere to very strict security standards because if something goes wrong, they will be the first to take responsibility. In addition to experience in protecting the internal newspaper system including many major news sites such as Channel 14, CafeF, Cafebiz, GenK; With hundreds of Soha Game titles, or fields that require high security such as financial securities, online payment gateways, etc., Bizfly Cloud is currently supporting early warning customers of security vulnerabilities. or risks that the customer is at risk and provide a specialized security package if the customer requests it.
Your prediction on the topic of IT infrastructure and digital transformation in the near future?
According to data from the Ministry of Information and Communications, by the end of 2020, the conversion rate of using cloud computing of domestic enterprises will only reach 20% of the market share, and has reached 40% thanks to the “push” of COVID-19. In my opinion, digital transformation in general in businesses will happen very quickly, especially small and medium enterprises.
Businesses are waiting for the “revival” momentum of the post-pandemic boom. From there, it can be predicted that the need for IT infrastructure transformation will also increase rapidly.
In addition to the policy support for faster digital transformation, in international relations, cooperating organizations and countries also want us to provide a clear digital transformation roadmap. Essential needs are not only at the national level but also at the regional and international level!
Returning to Bizfly Cloud, as a consultant and technology solution provider, we are always ready to accompany the success of the digital transformation process in businesses, while promoting the ability to ability to integrate with the global trend of domestic customers.
Thank you for this conversation!
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