National Australia Bank is one of the founding members of the organisation (which was conceived by Intel) along with giants such as BMW, China Life, Deutsche Bank, Lockheed Martin and Shell. The members of ODCA are already cloud-committed but according to the organisation even this group is now embracing cloud computing 15 per cent faster than originally expected.
By 2015 more than half of ODCA’s members predict the will be running more than 40 per cent of their IT operations in private clouds by 2015. Meanwhile one in four ODCA members expects to run more than 40 per cent of IT operations in public clouds within two years.
The ODCA survey is clearly biased toward the existing enterprise scale cloud converts, but serves to reinforce the gap that is emerging in terms of cloud adoption rates. A survey of 1000 small and medium enterprises in Australia, conducted by Colmar Brunton on behalf of MYOB, found that while early adopters of cloud computing were reporting positive results only 14 per cent of SMEs said they used the cloud for business.
An overwhelming 80 per cent did not.
The most popular ODCA models being adopted are security related, which has been a focus for local banking giant NAB, which is one of the organisation’s leading lights.