Alibaba Cloud to further expand its market share in the cloud computing business in the Philippines by training 50,000 IT workers.
The company said it also aims to certify at least 10,000 of these IT professionals as well as help 5,000 businesses in the Philippines on their digital migration by end-2023.
Alibaba Cloud currently ranks fourth globally behind Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, according to ZDNet. But Alibaba Cloud is the largest public cloud and is the largest public cloud service provider in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Because of the disruptions caused by COVID-19, the demand for cloud computing services boomed as companies accelerated their digitalization, the company said during Apsara Conference 2020.
“A lot of digital departments are being accelerated,” said Lancelot Guo, Vice President of Alibaba Group.
With a drastic increase in demand for cloud computing for businesses, especially small and medium scale enterprises. Guo said that SMEs are more vulnerable than large conglomerates to the disruptions caused by COVID-19.
“We can see that Philippine SMEs are very eager to embrace cloud technology and we would like to bring our know-hows proven solutions supporting the various business units of Alibaba Group, including Fintech, retail, media and entertainment and logistics to the local customers.”
The company said it is already serving several industries in the Philippines and has even partnered with telco giant PLDT.
“Through our partnership with PLDT, Alibaba Cloud provided hybrid cloud and security solutions to the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games for its eSports competition, ensuring high-speed connectivity and efficient handling of high data volume online,” Alibaba Cloud said