4 in 5 large Aussie companies embrace the cloud

Infosys Australia

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 12 January, 2015

4 in 5 large Aussie companies embrace the cloud

Over 80% of large companies in markets including Australia are using or planning to use mission-critical applications in the cloud, according to Infosys.

A survey of business leaders in five markets found that 77% of large companies are using or planning to use infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service or software-as-a-service for business applications.

The survey, conducted by Forrester Research on behalf of Infosys, polled technology management and business decision-makers in Australia, France, Germany, the UK and the US.

In Australia, 86% of enterprises surveyed have been using cloud computing in their production environment for more than 12 months. This compares to just 50% in the US and around 60% in the European markets.

Business decision-makers also no longer consider cost-cutting to be the primary motivator for adopting the cloud, with 77% of respondents stating that agility is now the key driver.

The corresponding report finds that cloud computing has reached a tipping point, but that issues with the user experience and cloud computing will need to be addressed to ensure that adoption continues to grow.

Business leaders still have some reservations about the cloud, with 66% either concerned and very concerned about the complexity involved with managing a hybrid cloud environment. Around 83% of cloud adopters also report struggling to consolidate their cloud services.

“While cloud adoption has definitely accelerated, user experience has become a major concern for enterprises,” Vishnu Bhat, Infosys global head of cloud and infrastructure services, said.

“They are facing challenges in terms of poor levels of self-service, insufficient transparency and lack of operational simplicity. These need to be addressed immediately as integration and orchestration are critical success factors in an effective hybrid cloud environment.”

Image courtesy Infosys

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