Dublin; Wednesday, 2nd December, 2015: Irish corporates are ahead of their UK counterparts in the implementation of major cloud computing deployment, according to a survey (Link to report) by Irish owned cloud support and implementation company, Auxilion.
38.5% of Irish corporates have commenced significant cloud developments compared to 22% in the UK. 3.9% of Irish companies have completed full cloud implementation compared to 2% in the UK.
Cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet rather than through an in-house server. Corporates were defined under the survey as organisations with more than 250 users.
“Because of their significant investment in legacy IT systems, the conventional wisdom was that enterprise or larger organisations have been reluctant to adopt cloud computing. This study debunks that theory,” commented Paul Schmitz, chief sales officer, Auxilion.
“For example, none of the Irish respondents and just 6% of those in UK say that they have no plans to implement cloud.”
In Ireland, over 80% of corporates have commenced or completed cloud deployments. 19% have yet to start but are considering it. In the UK 74% have commenced or implemented cloud. Similar to Ireland, one on five (20%) have not started but are considering it.
The main motivation in Ireland for adopting cloud computing is to move away from reliance on in-house servers cited by 34.6%. In equal second place are efficiency, scalability and future proofing. Scalability is the major driver in the UK followed by the desire to move from on-premise systems.