Global Infrastructure - Cloud Computing Insights

Synopsis

Archived report. 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.

Table of Contents

  • 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
  • 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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Digital Economy
Digital Media
Smart Infrastructure
Strategies & Analyses (Industry & Markets)
Telecoms Infrastructure

Number of pages 17

Status Archived

Last updated 9 Nov 2012
Update History

Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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