Yee-May Leong, senior vice president, Orange Business Services Asia Pacific, said: âGartnerâs report recognizes Orange Business Services as a Leader, which we believe reflects our vision in managed and cloud-based IT services. Orange invests extensively in its people, network and innovative solutions. This underpins our leadership in the region. We deliver a comprehensive portfolio of managed and network-related services that is acknowledged as complete and holistic to meet our customersâ evolving needs, particularly in cloud-computing, unified communications and collaboration.â
According to the report, âThe MNC market in Asia/Pacific is characterized by several major trends of the past year:
â¢ MNCs continue to expand their presence aggressively into emerging markets in search of growth.
â¢ The dedicated connections segment is making a comeback, driven largely by the banking and finance, and Internet and content sectors.
â¢ Interest in cloud computing is growing, which in turn is spurring interest in other cloud-based IT services.â
Gartnerâs Magic Quadrant report evaluates service providers offering international network services to MNCs with APAC networks based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. The report describes âLeadersâ as vendors who âdemonstrate strong vision, especially in terms of defining future market needs. They back their vision by investing ahead of competitors in new or unproven areas, and are generally better positioned for the future. However, significant differences exist between the Leaders in terms of strategy and execution, and none excels in all areas. There is no strong leader and, in view of the differences between them, the long-term outcome is not clear.â
1 Gartner Inc., âMagic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers,â To Chee Eng, Bjarne Munch, Vincent Fu, Kenshi Tazaki, Dec. 13, 2011.