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Our experienced team of Analysts and Advisors have worked at the highest level within the Research and IT Industries or have themselves been CIOs. https://ibrs.com.au/component/tags/tag/cloud 2017-11-23T05:16:26+11:00 IBRS nbowman@ibrs.com.au Bulletproof results reveal rush to public cloud services - The Age itpro -11 March 2015 2015-03-11T08:48:26+11:00 2015-03-11T08:48:26+11:00 https://ibrs.com.au/component/content/article?id=7942:bulletproof-results-reveal-rush-to-public-cloud-services-the-age-itpro-11-march-2015&Itemid=1256 Kevin McIsaac <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">Cloud computing — where organisations run their IT applications remotely on computers operated by 'cloud service providers' — has grown rapidly in Australia, with major global players and a number of local companies entering the market.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">Amazon Web Services (AWS) is by far the largest, and the financial results of one local cloud services provider, Bulletproof, suggest that the key to survival for local players will be in reselling and adding value to the likes of AWS rather than trying to compete by offering their own cloud services.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">As an ASX listed company, Bulletproof offers one of the few insights into the financials of the Australian cloud computing market. For the first half of the 2015 financial year, it posted revenues of $11.9m, up from $8.1m the year previous. Revenue from its AWS-based cloud services in the same period was $4.2m, up from $0.8m. Revenue from cloud services based on its own infrastructure grew by only $0.4m.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">Bulletproof CEO Anthony Woodward said the company had anticipated this trend some years ago.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;"><a href="http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/cloud/bulletproof-results-reveal-rush-to-public-cloud-services-20150303-13ufis.touch.html" id="myLink">Full Story</a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">Cloud computing — where organisations run their IT applications remotely on computers operated by 'cloud service providers' — has grown rapidly in Australia, with major global players and a number of local companies entering the market.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">Amazon Web Services (AWS) is by far the largest, and the financial results of one local cloud services provider, Bulletproof, suggest that the key to survival for local players will be in reselling and adding value to the likes of AWS rather than trying to compete by offering their own cloud services.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">As an ASX listed company, Bulletproof offers one of the few insights into the financials of the Australian cloud computing market. For the first half of the 2015 financial year, it posted revenues of $11.9m, up from $8.1m the year previous. Revenue from its AWS-based cloud services in the same period was $4.2m, up from $0.8m. Revenue from cloud services based on its own infrastructure grew by only $0.4m.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">Bulletproof CEO Anthony Woodward said the company had anticipated this trend some years ago.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;"><a href="http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/cloud/bulletproof-results-reveal-rush-to-public-cloud-services-20150303-13ufis.touch.html" id="myLink">Full Story</a></p> Rightsizing: Hipages finds the best way to tackle the Amazon cloud - SMH itpro - 10 Mar 2015 2015-03-10T12:56:34+11:00 2015-03-10T12:56:34+11:00 https://ibrs.com.au/component/content/article?id=7940:rightsizing-hipages-finds-the-best-way-to-tackle-the-amazon-cloud-smh-itpro-10-mar-2015&Itemid=1256 Kevin McIsaac <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">To move or not to move to the cloud is not the only question companies need to ask when considering the bottom line, as 10-year-old Australian company Hipages found out.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">The Sydney-based&nbsp;<a href="http://www.homeimprovementpages.com.au/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px 0px 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: #444444; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 14.5919990539551px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #0c726c; text-decoration: none;">home improvement directory</a>&nbsp;has transitioned most of its IT systems from its own hardware to Amazon's public cloud – Amazon Web Services – but hasn't quite turned off its in-house capability.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">Although many organisations are adopting cloud as a solution to the capex-opex conundrum, Hipages vice-president of engineering, Chris Iona, said it was still cheaper to keep some processing tasks in-house.</p> <div>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/cloud/rightsizing-hipages-finds-the-best-way-to-tackle-the-amazon-cloud-20150309-13yy2t.html" id="myLink">Full Story</a></div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">To move or not to move to the cloud is not the only question companies need to ask when considering the bottom line, as 10-year-old Australian company Hipages found out.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">The Sydney-based&nbsp;<a href="http://www.homeimprovementpages.com.au/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px 0px 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: #444444; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 14.5919990539551px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #0c726c; text-decoration: none;">home improvement directory</a>&nbsp;has transitioned most of its IT systems from its own hardware to Amazon's public cloud – Amazon Web Services – but hasn't quite turned off its in-house capability.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #5d6063;">Although many organisations are adopting cloud as a solution to the capex-opex conundrum, Hipages vice-president of engineering, Chris Iona, said it was still cheaper to keep some processing tasks in-house.</p> <div>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/cloud/rightsizing-hipages-finds-the-best-way-to-tackle-the-amazon-cloud-20150309-13yy2t.html" id="myLink">Full Story</a></div>