This IDC Presentation is part of IDC's New Zealand 3rd Platform Heatmap series. It examines the maturity of cloud adoption in New Zealand and profiles the market by employee size and vertical industry, along with a five-year forecast to 2021. The presentation examines the characteristics of cloud adoption in connection with end-user/vendor engagement, technology investment patterns, deployment strategies, governance, initiatives prioritisation, adoption challenges, and platform and application workload allocation. It also provides actionable advice for both end users and vendors.
It is mainly based on IDC's Asia/Pacific CloudView Study 2017 (NZ n = 200).
"Traditional in-house IT and outsource structures continue to decline from a workload application perspective with a clear intent to shift towards cloud-based architectures," says Adam Dodds, research director for IDC ANZ Channel Strategies, Alliances, and Brokerage. "The New Zealand cloud market will see a net increase in spend by customer volume across the market. For end users to increase their relative cloud maturity and capitalise on the opportunity, there is a need for transitional investment across private cloud, public cloud, and professional services. At the same time, with hybrid and multicloud becoming the accepted architecture for the majority of New Zealand organisations, it is important to realise that there is no standard template for an organisation to work to. This means that despite businesses being of the same industry, geography, or size, the mix of usage of on-premise to off-premise and into public cloud will be unique to each organisation."