Report Suggests Cloud Adoption in Australia is on the Increase

July 22, 2013
Report Suggests Cloud Adoption in Australia is on the Increase
A report released by market intelligence organization International Data Corporation, or IDC, has suggested that cloud adoption in Australia is both healthy, on the increase, and that the cloud services market in Australia will grow 24.7% to $2,671.9 million by the end of 2017.

IDC provides advisory and research services covering a range of technology markets. The intelligence the company gathers helps organizations make “fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy”. Its report on cloud adoption suggests that of 100 companies surveyed, 86% were using some type of cloud computing solution.

The results, which were based on the responses of company executives, suggest a solid increase in cloud adoption - only 71% of companies surveyed in 2012 utilized the cloud. The survey also indicated that 69.6% of companies allow their “business units” to select cloud providers, while only 59.8% found cloud providers through their IT departments. The survey concludes that SaaS selection is now more geared towards applications that are required by specific industries, while hosted private clouds are also on the increase.

“Cloud in 2013 is now business as usual for CIOs, IT managers, and LOB managers,” explained Raj Mudaliar, a Cloud Services Research Senior Analyst at IDC. “By 2015, cloud will be just another delivery model for a range of as-a-service offerings that are based on infrastructure as a service, Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service [SaaS].”

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