A new survey conducted by IDG Connect on behalf of SAP Africa has highlighted the fantastic opportunity open to cloud service providers (CSPs) as a result of
This survey, entitled: "Africa Set for Cloud Market Expansion", sets out the possibility for new revenue streams and business that will be accessible to CSPs that are targeting large enterprise customers during 2014 and 2015.
Many organisations within
Current picture of cloud within
According to the survey, the majority of organisations within
"There is, however, a sizable minority that has yet to formulate a cloud migration strategy on any meaningful scale," said
Willcocks said that, within
There are also wide variations in the deployment of SaaS for the delivery of customer relationship management, with South African respondents indicating they did not currently use SaaS at all. SaaS being employed within a CRM context is also very limited in its usage within
Progress expected over the short and medium term
Chief among these is accessibility to applications and services from mobile devices, accessibility to applications and services from mobile devices, followed by improved security and governance concerning data privacy and compliance with government, as well as industry regulatory frameworks, which scored highly within all five countries. Given the current state of the global economy, adopting new technology in order to reduced capital expenditure on hardware and software also rated highly on the list of possible benefits to cloud adoption.
Currently, fixed telecommunications infrastructure problems relating to the availability, reliability and security of wide area network and broadband links may be partly responsible for the relatively slow take-up of cloud within
"Although the survey results paint a mixed picture for cloud service adoption in
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