Victorian Government cloud adoption study findings revealed
Key findings of a study on government cloud adoption by the Victorian Government were presented to agency ICT leaders in Melbourne at Macquarie Government’s sponsored lunch by independent analyst firm Ovum and their Chief Analyst and Practice Leader for Public Sector Kevin Noonan on May 30.
State and federal government studies.
This study surveyed managers and senior executives from 20 Victorian Government agencies to gain a greater understanding of the key considerations most likely to drive future workloads into the cloud. This study follows comparative studies conducted with NSW State and Federal Government agencies.
As each study contained the same survey questions, the responses revealed common priorities such as application modernisation, government policy and procurement guidelines. Interestingly, there were also a number of different priorities across jurisdictions.
Differences in government cloud adoption maturation.
Victoria was the only jurisdiction to list functional business owners as the primary trigger for cloud investment, ahead of IT operations. Security consistently comes through as an important issue, however, mixed messages indicate that a level of maturity in cloud security is still to be developed.
The study revealed a greater maturity of cloud adoption by highlighting that Victorian agencies saw transitioning to cloud as a strategic and tactical endeavour. The cost was seen as a lower-order issue revealing a broader appreciation of the benefits of cloud – a better environment, not just a cheaper environment.
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