Extra Australian companies have used cloud computing applied sciences in 2019 to 2020, in line with information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Within the ABS’s current Traits of Australian Enterprise report for 2019-20, the Bureau stated the enterprise use of paid cloud computing throughout the interval was at 55 p.c, up from 42 p.c in 2017-18.
The ABS defines “paid cloud computing” as “IT companies which are used over the web to entry software program, computing energy or storage capability.”
The information additionally famous that the share of corporations utilizing cloud additionally will increase relying on the scale of their workforce.
ABS stated 81 p.c of companies of 200 staff or extra use cloud applied sciences, adopted by 76 p.c of corporations with 20 to 199 staff, then 65 p.c of corporations with 5-19 staff. These with 0 to 4 staff had 49 p.c utilizing cloud applied sciences.
Amazon Net Companies Australia commented on the findings:
“The previous 12 months accelerated our shift to a digital world and highlighted an much more pressing recognition of the issues we have to deal with collectively to drive our economic system and society ahead,” AWS Australia director of enterprise Karl Durrance stated.
“AWS has been notably impressed by our prospects who’ve solved particular challenges led to by the present pandemic, pivoting to construct new applied sciences that assist to maintain communities protected, and supply assist for his or her workforce as we shift to hybrid working fashions.”
Durrance additionally took observe of one other ABS discovering within the report, the place 13 p.c of companies stated the most important barrier stopping or limiting companies from taking over IT companies was a scarcity of a talented workforce.
“A big barrier to persevering with to speed up innovation is discovering digitally expert staff to maintain tempo with expertise developments,” he stated.
“Addressing the expertise abilities hole requires intentional, sustained effort by the non-public and public sectors. AWS stays dedicated to serving to to unravel this problem by way of collaboration with schooling establishments, trade organisations, and authorities with native skilling initiatives.”
The opposite elements had been unsuitable web velocity (13 p.c), uncertainty round price/profit (12 p.c) and inadequate data of ICTs (12 p.c).