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Microsoft Cloud Computing Research April 2012

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A report on Irish businesses and cloud computing. Research conducted by Amárach Research for Microsoft.

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Microsoft Cloud Computing Research April 2012

  1. 1. The Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index Report April 2012 0
  2. 2. In April 2012, Amárach Research conducted a telephone surveyof 151 organisations on behalf of Microsoft, comprising a rangeof small, medium and large-sized enterprises, as well as publicsector organisations.The focus of the survey was to ascertain adoption levels ofCloud Computing within organisations and to establish thebusiness, operational and growth impact of Cloud Computingby those who have adopted. Levels of awareness of thepotential of Cloud were also tracked as were issues relating todelays in adoption.Interviews took place with senior decision makers in eachorganisation, including financial directors and managingdirectors, as well as IT directors. 1
  3. 3. Irish businesses andpublic sector bodiessee Cloud Computingas important to theirresponse to thechallenges ahead… 2
  4. 4. The main external challenge facing Irish businesses remains sales and growth against a sluggish economic background: 35% 33% 30% 30% 27% 25% 24% 25% 23% 23% New business development/Sales 18% 19% The wider Irish economy 20% 17% 16% Strong competition 15% 13% 13% Supply costs 9% 9% 9% 9% 9% 8% 10% 7% The global economy 6% 4% 4% 4% Financial challenges 5% 2% 2% 2% 0 0 0 0% TOTAL 5-50 employees 51-250 250+ employees Public Sector employees Q. What are the main external challenges facing your organisation in the next 12 months?Source: Amárach Research survey for Microsoft Ireland, 2012 3
  5. 5. The main internal challenges facing Irish businesses remains cost control and staffing levels: 50% 45% 43% 40% 35% Cost Control 30% 26% 25% Staff levels/Personnel 25% 19% Staff motivation/Staff retention 20% 16% 16% 16% 15% 17% 15% 15% 15% 12% 13% 13% 13% 13% Cash flow 10% 11% 11% 9% 10% 7% 7% Maintaining competence 5% 4% 5% 2% 0% TOTAL 5-50 employees 51-250 250+ employees Public Sector employees Q. What are the main internal challenges facing your organisation in the next 12 months?Source: Amárach Research survey for Microsoft Ireland, 2012 4
  6. 6. Irish businesses are in a race between revenues and costs, though revenues are slightly ahead on balance: 45% 40% 40% 37% 38% 35% 31% 30% 26% 25% 23% TOTAL 20% 18% 18% 5-50 employees 16% 16% 16% 14% 14% 14% 14% 51-250 employees 15% 12% 250+ employees 10% 7% 4% 4% 5% 0 0% Your revenues will Your revenues will Both revenues and Your revenues will Your revenues will grow faster than grow at the same costs will remain fall at the same ratefall faster than your your costs rate as your costs broadly static as your costs costs Q. What scenario do you expect for your business over the next 12 months?Source: Amárach Research survey for Microsoft Ireland, 2012 5
  7. 7. The vast majority of private and public sector organisations expect Cloud Computing to play a part in Ireland’s recovery: 90% 82% 83% 79% 80% 77% 70% 70% 60% TOTAL 50% 5-50 employees 51-250 employees 40% 250+ employees 30% 26% Public Sector 20% 15% 13% 13% 9% 9% 8% 10% 7% 5% 4% 0% Yes No Dont know/Refused Q. Do you consider that Cloud computing is a tool that can play a part in getting the Irish economy back to growth?Source: Amárach Research survey for Microsoft Ireland, 2012 6
  8. 8. Furthermore, a majority of private and public sector organisations believe Cloud Computing can help address their own challenges: 90% 83% 80% 72% 70% 60% 55% TOTAL 49% 51% 50% 45% 5-50 employees 42% 40% 40% 51-250 employees 250+ employees 30% 25% Public Sector 20% 17% 10% 5% 7% 5% 4% 0 0% Yes No Dont know/Refused Q. Do you think that Cloud computing could play a role in helping to address the external and internal challenges you face?Source: Amárach Research survey for Microsoft Ireland, 2012 7
  9. 9. Businesses areincreasingly aware ofthe benefits of theCloud, even if mostaren’t there yet… 8
  10. 10. The deployment of Cloud Computing is prevalent among larger organisations, but has some way to go for smaller firms: 90% 79% 80% 70% 61% 62% 61% 60% 53% 50% 45% Yes 37% 39% 40% 35% No 30% 21% 20% 10% 0% TOTAL 5-50 employees 51-250 employees 250+ employees Public Sector Q. Have you deployed Cloud Computing in your organisation?Source: Amárach Research survey for Microsoft Ireland, 2012 9
  11. 11. Among those that have already deployed Cloud Computing, cost savings and productivity gains are among the initial benefits: 90% 78% 80% 70% 60% 56% 57% 54% 50% 50% 50% 47% TOTAL 44% 44% 44% 44% 44% 39% 5-50 employees 40% 35% 33% 31% 28% 51-250 employees 30% 25% 25% 22% 22% 22% 250+ employees 20% 17% 11% 11% Public Sector 10% 0% Cost savings (as a % Productivity gains Have developed a Have been able to Too soon to say of overall costs) service based on expand without cloud additional capital investments BASE : All who have deployed Cloud Computing in their organisation Q. What benefits have you experienced since deploying Cloud computing in your organisation?Source: Amárach Research survey for Microsoft Ireland, 2012 10
  12. 12. The deployment of Cloud Computing can be expected to gather considerable momentum in light of widespread consideration: 100% 90% 86% 80% 75% 70% 62% 60% 51% 49% 53% 50% 47% Yes 38% No 40% 30% 25% 20% 14% 10% 0% TOTAL 5-50 employees 51-250 employees 250+ employees Public Sector BASE : All who have not deployed Cloud Computing in their organisation Q. Have you considered deploying Cloud computing in your organisation?Source: Amárach Research survey for Microsoft Ireland, 2012 11
  13. 13. A key driver of future Cloud adoption will be the potential for cost savings and related benefits: 60% 52% 50% 47% 40% 36% TOTAL 31% 30% 30% 5-50 employees 30% 26% 26% 22% 23% 51-250 employees 21% 19% 250+ employees 20% 16% 17% 16% 12% 12% 13% Public Sector 11% 11% 9% 9% 10% 7%7% 2% 0% Cost benefits More efficient Storage Capability Quicker processing Mobile workforce times Q. What are the main benefits to your organisation of deploying Cloud Computing?Source: Amárach Research survey for Microsoft Ireland, 2012 12
  14. 14. Security continues to be the main barrier to adopting Cloud Computing, followed by related concerns about privacy: 90% 80% 77% 69% 70% 61% 60% 52% 50% TOTAL 39% 37% 40% 5-50 employees 40% 31% 51-250 employees 30% 25% 27% 250+ employees 23% 24% 23% 22% 24% 20% 17% Public Sector 20% 13% 13% 13% 13% 13% 10% 8% 8% 10% 0% Security concerns Privacy concerns Financial resources Lack of awareness of Availability of the the potential right IT skills benefits Q. What are the main barriers to deploying Cloud Computing in your organisation?Source: Amárach Research survey for Microsoft Ireland, 2012 13
  15. 15. For larger organisations, Cloud Computing holds out the prospect of expansion without additional capital investment: 80% 70% 70% 58% 60% 55% 53% 50% 50% 41% 42% 43%42% TOTAL 40% 5-50 employees 29% 30% 30% 51-250 employees 24%22% 22% 23% 250+ employees 20% 16%16% 16% 13% Public Sector 9% 10% 0% Drive Cost savings (as a % Productivity gains Facilitate expansion Support development of a of overall costs) without additional capital service based on cloud investments Q. What are the main drivers that would encourage consideration of a move toward Cloud Computing in your organisation?Source: Amárach Research survey for Microsoft Ireland, 2012 14
  16. 16. Nevertheless, theCloud Index tells usthat the Cloud is stillat an early stage ofadoption in Ireland… 15
  17. 17. The Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index: 3.2 1 10 Ireland April 2012 Q. On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is complete beginners status and 10 is fully implemented, where would you locate your own organisation in terms of its adoption of Cloud Computing?Source: Amárach Research survey for Microsoft Ireland, 2012 16
  18. 18. The Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index: 2.4 3.0 4.0 1 10 5-50 250+ employees employees 51-250 employees & Public Sector Q. On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is complete beginners status and 10 is fully implemented, where would you locate your own organisation in terms of its adoption of Cloud Computing?Source: Amárach Research survey for Microsoft Ireland, 2012 17
  19. 19. Amárach Research11 Kingswood Business Centre Citywest Business Campus Dublin 24 T. 01 410 5200 E. Info@amarach.com W. www.amarach.com B. www.amarach.com/blog T. twitter.com/AmarachResearch S. www.slideshare.net/Amarach 18

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