Businesses are under increasing pressure to find cost savings, increase innovation, reduce risk, and raise revenues—and a growing number are turning to the cloud.
Da Lat in Vietnam is home to Cua Dat Farm, one of the first farms in the country to start using internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing.
Although it occupies over 220 hectares, productivity had been relatively low because of an unpredictable climate and the meager returns of traditional farming methods.
In 2016, Cua Dat started using IoT to automate irrigation, humidity control, camera systems, drones, and other sensors. Data gathered from various processes were then sent to the cloud and turned into actionable insights. Analytics gave the farmers better visibility over production status and performance, and automation gave them more time to focus on other tasks like managing the farm and ensuring product quality.
Three years after its technological turn, Cua Dat had slashed operation costs by 16%, increased yield by 12%, raised sales value by 25%, and cut emissions and operations waste by up to 30%.
Lower-income families in Singapore often can’t afford to pay for the tutoring their children need. Tueetor, a cloud-based platform for matching tutors and students, hopes to make quality education more affordable and accessible.
This small startup had big dreams: they wanted to scale to markets outside of Singapore. To achieve this, the company went with a suite of cloud solutions that allowed them to set up, operate, and scale their database; store their data safely; and monitor and optimise their applications.
From just 500 tutors and trainers, Tueetor now has over 16,000 educators and 50,000 student users every month across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. They’ve also expanded their class offerings and launched a 24/7 on-demand homework assistance service called “10-Minute Tutor” that matches students with tutors in under two minutes and costs S$10 for 10 minutes.