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Australia - Cloud Computing and Big Data


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Australia - Cloud Computing and Big Data

Already more than a decade ago BuddeComm started talking about the great potential of Application Service Providers (ASPs) but, together with the data centres, they were dunked in the dotcom crisis. Even then we indicated that the concept was sound and that it had great potential.

Now over a decade later they are back, but this time under the name of cloud computing. This term describes the shift towards providing data processing, communications and software services to a customer's location from a variety of different places.

The development of cloud computing takes the form of a business transition and company strategies and policies will need to be changed before its potential can be monetised by businesses. A key factor here is that organisations will have to lift ICT from the level of an infrastructure issue to that of a business opportunity. Cloud computing will need to be seen as a valuable business tool one that will differentiate the company from others.

However, in order to successfully implement cloud computing far more robust infrastructure is required than what currently is available. The NBN will provides that robust infrastructure needed for high-speed information processing, distributed computing as well as many other applications that can be processed, analysed and managed all in real time over a cloud computer based IT platform..Security will be crucial and far more attention needs to be given to ensure that these new large-scale developments are properly protected. This is of national importance. So while cloud computing will have a golden future its implementation will be more gradual over a larger number of years.

Companies covered:

Telstra, Optus, Macquarie Telecom, MYOB, CSIRO, NBNCo, AARNet, CSIRO, Amazon, NTT, Cisco, IBM

Key Developments:

Internet of Things, M2M, sensors network, smart grids, information processing, NBN, Cloud Computing, smart cities, business opportunities, sector transformation, data centres, VAS, Unified communications, UC


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction
3. New ICT platform
4. Following the customers
5. Big Data Data Analytics
5.1 Telsyte Australian Big Data and Analytics Study 2014
5.2 High quality data and analytics can improve customer relationships
5.3 Data silos
5.4 Contextual intelligence
5.5 Benefits for telcos and ISPs
5.6 Social Network Analytics
5.7 Subscriber Data Management
5.8 Business understands need for real-time processing
5.9 Open data policy
5.10 6000 sets of government info goes public.
6. Market Statistics and Surveys
6.1 Cloud predictions for 2015
6.2 Cloud market report 2014
6.3 Australian SMB cloud market worth $1.7b
6.4 Companies embrace the cloud
6.5 Cloud Readiness report
6.6 Fast adoption of cloud service
6.7 Cloud revenue growth above IT spending
6.8 Cloud Insights' report
6.9 Big data survey from EMC
6.10 Big Data predictions IDC
6.11 Cloud now a commodity for enterprises
6.12 The unstoppable cloud force
6.13 Australia ranked No 2 in world for cloud computing policies
6.14 SMBs and cloud computing
6.15 SMBs spend $865mil on cloud
6.16 Cloud computing could boost GDP by $3bn
6.17 Business processing outsourcing
6.18 Analytics essential for customer management
6.19 Video-conferencing moving into the cloud
7. Government and cloud computing
7.1 Coalition cloud policy
7.2 Federal Government early adopter
7.3 National cloud computing strategy
7.4 Cloud rules for offshore storage of government data
7.5 Rules for cloud procurement
7.6 Supreme Court of Victoria in the cloud
7.7 AARNet
7.7.1 Box cloud content
7.7.2 Cloud video partnership with Zoom
8. Consumers and the cloud
8.1 Most Australians already using the cloud
8.2 Consumer security issues
8.3 Code of conduct development for cloud consumers
9. Trends and Developments
9.1 Cloud services now mainstream
9.2 Platform as a Service is taking off
9.3 Amazon Web Services
9.4 CSIRO and big data
9.5 Classrooms in the cloud
9.6 Unified Communications moving into the Cloud
10. Business issues
10.1 Australian businesses opting for mass market cloud services
10.2 CIOs need to act on their cloudy good intentions
10.3 Avoid silo approach
10.4 How to manage and secure big data
10.5 New Security Challenges for IT
10.6 Cloud computing requires business strategies
10.7 Cloud computing in the trans-sector context
10.8 Cloud brokerage and other business opportunities
11. Major Operators
11.1 Overview of cloud service providers
11.2 Optus launches cloud computing for businesses
11.3 Telstra
11.3.1 $800 million investment
11.3.2 Analysis of Telstra's cloud coup
11.3.3 Clayton cloud centre
11.3.4 International cloud services
11.3.5 The first results
11.3.6 Acquisition of cloud company
11.3.7 Box
11.3.8 Telstras Government Cloud
11.4 NBN Co
11.5 Macquarie Telecom Enterprise Cloud
11.6 NTT Com
11.7 Dimension Data's cloud offering for governments
12. Cloud Computing case study BuddeComm
13. M2M and The Internet of Things - separate report
14. Data Centres - separate report
15. Other Reports
Table 1 Cisco cloud readiness index - 2013
Table 2 Percentage of Australian businesses that use video-conferencing by industry segment (2011)
Table 3 - Government Cloud Computing examples
Exhibit 1 - Cloud Principles
Exhibit 2 Real-time processing
Exhibit 3 Watson cognitive computing
Exhibit 4 - Key characteristics of contextual intelligence in customer service
Exhibit 5 - Cloud service enterprise survey highlights form an Infonetics report

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