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Global Infrastructure - Cloud Computing Insights

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.

Latest developments:

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

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