New Zealand’s cloud adoption curve

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Want to understand the trends that are shaping New Zealand’s cloud transformation? CCL commissioned independent research firm Perceptive to conduct a direct primary research survey of 425 leading technology decision-makers across New Zealand.

The results have been compiled into the document “State of New Zealand Cloud Transformation: insights into how New Zealand organisations are approaching cloud adoption and transformation.”

We’ve listed key insights but encourage you to download the full report to gain maximum benefit from this in-depth and informative snapshot of cloud adoption in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Key insights

“State of New Zealand Cloud Transformation” establishes a local benchmark of the current nationwide status and organisational thinking around future cloud adoption trends. Key insights from the report are:

Most New Zealand organisations are using cloud services: Almost all participants use cloud software, services or infrastructure and intend to invest more in the cloud in 2022.

Cloud users further along the journey are most confident with the cloud: Leading cloud adopters report a greater return on investment, are more likely to adopt a public or hybrid cloud model, and are utilising the cloud for agile and flexible working.

COVID-19 has accelerated cloud adoption: Most organisations agree that the pandemic has accelerated their adoption of cloud services.

Technology decision-makers operate a mix of cloud models: Over the next 12 months, more than half are actively exploring how they’ll tinker with their current model.

Organisations are competing for talent: There is a shortage of skilled cloud workers, even among ‘leader’ organisations. As organisations become more advanced in their use of the cloud, they realise the need for specialised skills.

Switching legacy for the cloud is a central feature of current migration programmes: Standard application migration options include replacing legacy applications with cloud applications, rehosting – aka lifting and shifting – and replatforming with component changes.

Cloud cost matters: Decision-makers are wary of costs, mainly related to cloud skills shortages, capability and data sovereignty. Securing funds to support cloud adoption is also a concern, though felt less acutely by ‘leader’ cloud users.

Those who use the cloud understand its value: IT and business-minded decision-makers differ in their cloud views, with those in technical roles being more likely to take integrated approaches to migrate to the cloud.

Private cloud is currently most widely used, but expect a hybrid future: Private cloud is the most commonly used model, although many are planning to adopt hybrid cloud to improve efficiency, customer/user experience and flexibility.

A raft of transformative technologies are on the radar: Data and IoT are top of the transformative agenda as organisations hone operational efficiency, work flexibility, insight and decision-making and customer/user experience.

Data and the customer experience are priorities: Storage, backup and end-user applications are the most commonly used cloud applications.

The cloud has social and economic impacts: The cloud is perceived to deliver socioeconomic value, increasing capacity for innovation, energy efficiency and helping organisations scale to address global markets.

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If you really want to know how effectively organisations across New Zealand are adopting the public cloud, the benefits they expect, and the obstacles that are preventing large-scale adoption, click below to download the full report.

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