More Australian companies using cloud technology: ABS – Cloud
Other Australian companies used cloud computing technologies between 2019 and 2020, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
In the recent ABS report on Australian Business Characteristics for 2019-2020, the Bureau said commercial usage of paid cloud computing during the period was 55%, up from 42% in 2017. -2018.
ABS defines “paid cloud computing” as “computer services that are used over the Internet to access software, computing power or storage capacity”.
The data also shows that the percentage of businesses using the cloud is also increasing with the size of their workforce.
ABS said 81% of companies with 200 or more employees use cloud technologies, followed by 76% of companies with 20 to 199 employees, and then 65% of companies with 5 to 19 employees. Those with 0 to 4 employees had 49% of them using cloud technologies.
Amazon Web Services Australia commented on the results:
“The past year has accelerated our transition to a digital world and highlighted an even more urgent recognition of the issues that we must solve together to move our economy and our society forward,” said Karl Durrance, director of the company. AWS Australia.
“AWS has been particularly inspired by our customers who have solved specific challenges brought about by the current pandemic, turning to the creation of new technologies that help keep communities safe and support their workforce as we let’s move on to hybrid working models.
Durrance also took note of another ABS finding in the report, where 13% of companies said the biggest barrier preventing or limiting companies from using IT services was a lack of skilled labor.
“A significant barrier to further accelerating innovation is finding digitally skilled workers to keep pace with technological advancements,” he said.
“Closing the technological skills gap requires intentional and sustained efforts on the part of the private and public sectors. AWS remains committed to helping solve this challenge by collaborating with educational institutions, industry organizations, and government with local skills initiatives.
The other factors were poor internet speed (13%), uncertainty about the cost / benefit ratio (12%) and insufficient knowledge of ICT (12%).