Cloud management is another big bet for us, as IDC reports that spending in the Asia Pacific on cloud services is expected to reach US$4.6 billion by 2014.We are investing a lot of resources to continue developing cloud management capabilities that help our customers manage their cloud and hybrid environments more seamlessly and efficiently.
We recently announced 21 cloud wins and a 53 percent increase in the number of SaaS wins in Q1 of fiscal year 2012, so it's no surprise our technology roadmap for the next 24 months will be focused on cloud computing and SaaS.
We are a pure management software company and we continue to monitor and evaluate various market trends to make sure we remain market leaders.
You have always actively pursued an acquisition strategy, and this year there are acquisitions on Aeroprise and Coradiant. So how will these buys fit into your company?
The Aeroprise solution boosts productivity of IT service support professionals, reduces IT support costs and improves customer service. With support for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Mobile devices, the solution helps enterprises and public sector organisations provide rapid access to IT service management functionality at any time, from anywhere. This acquisition expands BMC's IT service management leadership position with additional mobile expertise and innovative technology.
The acquisition of Coradiant for Web Application Performance Management capabilities to BMC's BSM platform establishes the industry's most comprehensive solution for anticipating and proactively addressing the end-user experience requirements of our customers' businesses. This acquisition enhances BMC's ability to offer businesses a 360-degree view of service performance - from end-user experience and behaviour to infrastructure. The biggest SaaS vendors in the world use Coradiant to monitor their SaaS performance.
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