IDC: Australia and New Zealand Executives Are Willing to Bypass IT To Go To The Cloud
07 May 2012
Sydney, Australia, 7 May, 2012 – One in five Australian and
New Zealand (ANZ) executives are willing to ignore the IT department and
consume unapproved public cloud applications according to IDC research.
The recently-released report, Testing
ANZ Employee Willingness to Bypass IT on the Way to the Cloud, shows that
in addition to executives, almost 20% of mobile and remote workers would also
ignore IT policy and procure services from a public cloud provider.
The report (available on http://www.idc.com) introduces the results of IDC's Next Generation
Workspace Ecosystem surveys which investigated the views, expectations and
intentions of both CIOs and enterprise employees on the use of ICT in the
The research found that whilst the move to public cloud services is not
the major workspace driver at the moment - this mantle is taken by
desktop/notebook refreshes, operating system upgrades and mobility-related
projects - there is little doubt that most organisations will move some
applications in the cloud in future with email, office productivity, social and
collaborative apps the first off the rank.
"ANZ CIOs and IT decision makers are willing to adopt public cloud
services in the next three years, but it is not the main driver in current
workspace strategies, and over 15% see a threat from the use of non-approved
public cloud services" says IDC research manager, Trevor Clarke.
The vertical industry employees most likely to bypass IT on the way to
the cloud come from the education sector with distribution and services, and
BFSI not far behind. In terms of organisation size there is little difference
between small and large organisations.
was also notable that 31 to 35 year olds and 41 to 45 years olds showed most
willingness to ignore any IT policies around the usage of public cloud services,"
Clarke said. "These results show that CIOs and IT decision makers need to
quickly win over key stakeholders, such as executives, to ensure they retain
relevance and influence on the kind of technologies that are used in their
The report, 'Testing ANZ Employee Willingness to
Bypass IT on the Way to the Cloud' delivers a comprehensive analysis of the
assumption that employees are willing to procure cloud services without the
approval of the IT department in the ANZ market via the results of two related
IDC surveys: The ANZ Next-Generation Workspace Ecosystem CIO and IT Decision
Maker Survey and the ANZ Enterprise Employee Survey.
For more information, contact:
+61 2 9925 2202
Alison Te Hira
+61 2 9925 2258