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27 Feb 2017

Benefits yet to be realized as cloud deployments begin to take shape in ANZ organisations

SYDNEY, February 27th 2017- IDC Australia recently published the IDC Cloud MaturityScape Benchmark study for ANZ – a study on the current state of cloud maturity in ANZ organizations based on IDC's CloudView Survey. IDC's MaturityScape for cloud traces cloud computing across five stages, from the ad hoc stage to the optimized stage. To view the opportunities and challenges more clearly as IT moves through the various stages of cloud maturity, organizations need to understand the four critical dimensions – vision, people, process and technology that are assessed in this document.

IDC's Cloud MaturityScape study shows that the vast majority of ANZ respondents (68.7%) continue to be in the first two stages of maturity, where they are still trying to understand how the use of cloud services can help them achieve cost reduction and business agility while taking calculated risks. However, ANZ had a relatively lower percentage of respondents in the first two stages compared with its Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) counterparts (82.3%). Overall, ANZ leads in cloud maturity in comparison with all its counterparts in APEJ and has the highest percentage of respondents in the advanced stages of maturity. Though only 0.7% of the respondents have reached the optimized stage, IDC has observed steady progression in ANZ respondents from ad hoc to advanced stages of maturity.

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Source: IDC MaturityScape Benchmark, ANZ

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"The goal of IT organizations has been and will continue to be the provision policy-based access for users to the best IT resources available — whether those resources are developed in-house or sourced externally and best of breed — in order to drive business value," says Chris Morris, VP, Cloud Services, IDC Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan). "Mastering operations in a 'multicloud' world requires gradual step changes up the maturity scale, but the outcomes — including greater agility, higher revenue, and better business responsiveness — will determine the losers and winners of the next 10 years."

The technology dimension is the most lagging dimension and has the highest number of respondents in the ad hoc stage relative to all other dimensions while vision had the least number of respondents in the adhoc stage. "There are significant challenges to reaching the most optimized levels of cloud adoption. These challenges require strategic discussions between organization executives, business leaders, and their IT counterparts to fully understand the transformative potential that cloud can deliver — for both the business and the development and operations of the technology resources. Not surprisingly, only a small number of ANZ organizations are leading the way to the transformational adoption of cloud today" – says Prabhitha Dcruz, Senior Market Analyst, Cloud Services, IDC Australia

About IDC MaturityScape Benchmark

This IDC Cloud MaturityScape is for organizations that are interested in understanding how they can take the necessary actions to move forward successfully with cloud computing. The purpose of this IDC MaturityScape is to assist senior IT leaders — C-level officers, solutions architects, and leaders in development, operations, networking, and storage organizations of midsize and larger organizations — in defining their business goals as they develop their cloud transition strategy by assessing the current state of their cloud service and technology deployment. It particularly focuses across 4 key dimensions: vision, technology, people, and process.

This media release relates to document: Doc#AP42165817, “IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Australia and New Zealand, Cloud 2017”. For detailed report please refer to

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For more information, contact:

Prabhitha Sheethal Dcruz
+61 2 9925 2298

Chris Morris
+61 2 9925 2298