As I type this, it’s a few hours before the final day of Symposium Gold Coast 2015. I’ve been honoured to have a range of interactions on cloud strategy, cloud challenges … and some cloud (as well as virtualisation) successes! It’s been a great event,
During my sessions, I’ve been using interactive polling. I find this a great way to get a little more accuracy (and anonymity) than raising of hands.
As promised, I am sharing the results … noting these are skewed^ … but that’s actually what makes them interesting.
Below are the polling results for my question of use of public cloud IaaS.
This fits with the pattern of later-start, faster-adoption of public cloud IaaS I’ve seen in Australia / New Zealand since ~2014. It also contrasts starkly with the (broader, statistically-valid survey results from ABS). Of particular note, this more aggressive adoption has it’s own set of challenges …
[insert small sales plug] Gartner clients can, of course, ask how to avoid these challenges. [end plug].
I hope you find these results of value.
^ I say the results are skewed because:
- All respondents are self-selecting (to attend a session on private and hybrid cloud, and to participate)
- Results are primarily – but not exclusively – Australian and New Zealand attendees
- We need to take the results at face value; there’s no independent verification
- The sample size is 95 respondents in this case
- Most respondents are likely to be enterprise-scale, which is particularly relevant to the results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2015 survey