back to article Forrester says Australia, not China, is next boom market for cloud

Cloud vendors that have done alright in Europe and North American should head to Australia to find their next growth market, according to analyst outfit Forrester. Veep and principal analyst serving infrastructure and operations professionals James Staten says Australia may lack China's or India's size, and is an expensive …

  1. zenmaster

    Room for more? Maybe smaller players...

    Azure - already here

    AWS - already here

    Rackspace - already here

    Plus all their resellers.

    Plus custom solutions like Telstra Cloud Services and Macquarie Telecom Cloud.

    1. GrumpyOldBloke

      Re: Room for more? Maybe smaller players...

      5 eyes - already here

      1. zenmaster

        Re: Room for more? Maybe smaller players...

        Five eyes? Is that what you're talking about? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Eyes

        I've never heard of it that way is all :)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "...a well-educated populace..."

    They've obviously never been there.

    1. Steven Roper

      Re: "...a well-educated populace..."

      Upvoted by an Australian who agrees with you.

      The fact of the people of this country willingly embracing the cloud wholesale, without any forethought or consideration of privacy, control of one's data, and the associated dangers, costs and consequences, show a distinct lack of education and a decidedly sheep-like follow-the-hype mentality indicative of your analysis.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What boom Market?

    What Cloud 'boom' market? European businesses have been very slow to take up the Cloud eg: Microsoft's Office 365 and so why would Australia be any different? For those of us whom work in the software industry, we are not fooled by the Cloud hype. OK, Cloud is here and it has a useful place in the industry but it has been very slow to be adopted by the corporates because, nearly a decade on, it still poses more security risks and is much more expensive than perpetual on-premise software. Why would you entrust all of your company's most precious data (customer details, the backbone of your business) with a 3rd party?

    1. Mark 65

      Re: What boom Market?

      I think the gist of the piece is that you can sell the same shit you do to other westerners for a much fatter margin in Australia.

  4. JohnMcL

    Jeez Bruce! You figure us in Oz are foolish enough to hand over our data to organisations that we have no control over and which might not even store it in Australia and therefore not be subject to Australian law. And if the whole thing goes tits up you reckon we should be happy with "Sorry. It's offshore and we can't find it?"

    Trust someone else with the life-blood of your business? You'd have to be joking. At some point their priorities will take precedence over yours and you'll be the one to suffer.

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