ICT infrastructure and solutions provider, Tecala, has found that more than 70 per cent of Australian organisations have recorded cost savings following cloud computing deployments.
Out of 113 IT decision makers surveyed for the study, 95 per cent felt that the benefits of cloud deployment trumped any potential risks, with 26 per cent of business intending to migrate to the cloud by the middle of next year.
“It’s clear that organisations are increasingly highlighting cloud computing as a major lever for IT change and investigating its ability to maximise core infrastructure, improve service levels, lower ongoing IT costs, increase agility and enhance user experience and employee profitability,” Tecala CEO, Gleuto Serafim, said.
The survey also highlighted the growing importance of having the right people and processes in place when making use of the cloud for efficiency and collaboration, with 69 per cent of professionals expecting to either maintain or increase their cloud computing budget by mid-2012.
While EMC Australia’s Channel Manager, Chris Moyle, expects that Australian businesses will continue to readily adopting cloud computing, he feels that trust is “a key factor when determining how much data goes into the public cloud and what stays in the private cloud".
Potential issues with cloud computing highlighted in the survey included risks in potential bandwidth consumption (32 per cent), the possibility for latency and poor user experience (25 per cent), security concerns (18 per cent), and a belief by organisations that public clouds are less secure than private clouds (37 per cent).
To bolster its own cloud service offerings, Tecala expanded its capabilities to cover infrastructure and backup last year.