Australia's federal government has launched a national Cloud Computing Strategy that mandates a preference for cloud services in procurement of ICT services
Government organisations have a significant new option for cloud-computing services after Microsoft announced it would bring its Windows Azure to Australia.
Government CIOs give too much weight to cloud computing's perceived risks and too little to its benefits and manageable risks, an Ovum analyst has warned.
Actual adoption of cloud services remains low despite the media attention and hype they get, Ovum CIO survey has found – although that may soon change.
After virtualising servers and desktops in a new data centre, WA's City of Bunbury is weighing opportunities to become a cloud provider to its neighbours.
ICT employees are working harder, often for small or no pay rises. Demand may shift towards cloud and other uni training that better equips ICT graduates.
Oracle has established an Australian data centre to tap into growing demand for cloud-computing solutions that preserve sovereignty by keeping data onshore.
Government organisations want to embrace cloud but are struggling to develop the ICT capabilities to make it happen, Ovum says, advocating slow and steady.
Companies considering cloud computing must develop short-term business goals that dovetail with long-term cloud strategies to ensure business buy-in.
Government organisations considering a move to cloud computing must ensure their internal organisations are agile enough to capitalise on the new paradigm.
Organisations moving towards a cloud-computing infrastructure must ensure they have clear buy-in from business stakeholders that may not be ready to learn.
Government ICT spend will grow slowly through 2015, but net increase masks productivity benefits of cloud, mobility, big data, and social-media spending.
The push towards cloud computing will drive government bodies to embrace the model, Telstra's head of enterprise and government business has predicted.
Infor has released a cloud-hosted, software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of its public sector applications suite in order to woo cost-conscious councils.
Telstra will add four new data centres to its network in order to better address government and large enterprise concerns over the sovereignty of cloud data