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Ovum examines the results of a survey in Australia of the challenges and benefits of cloud computing.


  • Data protection and availability and data management are seen as two separate capabilities in Australia.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand what is driving cloud adoption in Australia.
  • Learn why in Australia data governance is a restraining force when it comes to data management transformation.

Key questions answered

  • What is driving cloud adoption in Australia?
  • What are the biggest obstacles to faster adoption of cloud computing in Australia?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Data protection and availability and data management are considered separate capabilities

  • The ability to ensure compliance is the most important business capability in data protection and availability
  • Australian organizations believe data management is the way to obtain greater value from corporate data

IT transformation is all about the people aspects

  • Skills not resources are the biggest restraining force

Data governance is a restraining force when it comes to data management transformation

  • A combination of too much unstructured data and strict governance represents a dilemma for Australian CIOs


  • About the survey
  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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