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Cloud Adoption in Bangladesh: Long Road Ahead

Three Experts Discuss Their Apprehension About Moving to the Cloud
From left: Abul Kalam Azad, Prabeer Sarkar and Md. Sanowar Hossain

What has been Bangladesh’s experience of cloud adoption, and what factors contribute to the apprehension about its wider adoption? Three experts - Md. Sanowar Hossain, Prabeer Sarkar, and Abul Kalam Azad - share their views.

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"The adoption of cloud in Bangladesh has not been as high as it has been in other countries. But the good part is that the OEMs are moving to the cloud. So that actually forces the entire dynamics of users to change. They will now have to get involved in the cloud and they will not have any other choice," Sarkar says.

"Whenever a new technology comes to the market, it actually takes a little bit of time to understand the situation, understand the technology and [get it] adopted. One problem which I have noticed is that is there is a lack of service offering by cloud OEMs since we do not have many cloud providers here," Azad says.

"There is a perception that there is a lack of visibility in the cloud, so that is why people are not comfortable with storing sensitive data in the cloud," Hossain says.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, the three discuss:

  • How to secure data in the cloud;
  • Ways to address risk and compliance in the cloud;
  • How to approach cloud security differently.

Hossain is head of IT security at Mutual Trust Bank in Bangladesh. He has more than 22 years of diversified experience in information technology, cybersecurity, IT service management and project management.

Azad is head of IT security and compliance at Eastern Bank in Bangladesh. He has extensive experience working with financial services, healthcare and government organizations to ensure regulatory compliance.

Sarkar has more than 25 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity and is a pioneer in spearheading the cybersecurity movement in Bangladesh.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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