Vietnam launches digital transformation campaign

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) launched a campaign in Hanoi on 22 May to step up digital transformation using cloud computing technology.

At the launch ceremony, the MIC Minister, Nguyen Manh Hung, said that domestic telecom companies have mastered the technology and built basic platforms for distant learning, health check-ups and treatment, accounting, and cyber-security and safety, among others.

Vietnam now has 27 data centres with over 270,000 servers belonging to eleven local enterprises, he added.

The domestic cloud computing market is worth nearly US $200 million and growing more than 30% annually. Vietnamese firms, however, account for just 20% of the market.

The Minister noted that successful digital transformation would help Vietnamese firms save costs, maintain operations, and overcome difficulties, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Samaya Dharmaraj