Cloud computing remains a hot topic in the ICT industry, and BuddeComm fully agrees with the view that it has a great future.
However it will still be a fairly long time before it becomes as commonplace as its advocates predict. Leading IT researchers are talking about the size of this market in the hundreds of billions of dollars; but the issue is more about timing than size – it may take a decade to fully develop, rather than the few years that some would have us believe.
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.
Small-Medium Enterprises are a key market for cloud services; however the IT complexity of enterprise cloud services is becoming realised; Australia will be unique in that it will be among the first countries in the world to have a robust network (NBN) that will provide all the essentials needed for cloud computing; Cloud security is another issue that requires scrutiny.
- 1. Synopsis
- 2. Changing the CIO function
- 3. What is cloud computing (CC) and what can it be used for?
- 4. Cloud Computing (CC) is about business transformation
- 5. Software as a service (saSS)
- 6. Cloud Computing (CC) = big business
- 7. The IT complexity of cloud computing
- 7.1 Legacy investments also blocking the move to the Cloud
- 7.2 Cloud PaaS revenue expectations
- 8. Shifting clouds
- 8.1 The lack of Cloud security
- 9. Recent trends
- 9.1 Cloud computing used for managing electronic devices
- 9.2 Network Attached Storage (NAS)
- 9.3 Cloud-gaming a hot trend
- 9.4 Cloud brokerage and other business opportunities
- 9.5 GFC slows down cloud computing developments
- 9.6 Mobile Cloud Computing
- 9.7 Cloud Computing for media and entertainment sectors
- 10. Case study 1: Cloud Computing in China and Japan
- 10.1 China
- 10.2 Japan
- 11. Case study 2: Analysis of Telstra’s cloud coup
- 12. Conclusion
- 12.1 Cloud Computing requires business strategies
- 12.2 Cloud Computing in the trans-sector context
- 13. Related reports
- List of Tables, Charts and Exhibits
- Table 1 – Top IT/Business benefits from cloud computing
- Table 2 - Worldwide Platform as a Service (PaaS) revenue – 2011; 2012; 2015
- Chart 1 - Worldwide Platform as a Service (PaaS) revenue – 2011; 2012; 2015
- Exhibit 1 – Definition: Cloud computing
- Exhibit 2 – Cloud Principles
- Exhibit 3 – Microsoft’s cloud computing business model
- Exhibit 4 – IBM SmartCloud