Cloud computing

Working paper

Capital incentive policies in the age of cloud computing: an empirical case study

This paper assesses whether current policy environments are appropriate for the emergence of cloud computing technology. In particular, this research uses firm level data for Germany and the United Kingdom to examine the impact of capital incentive programmes (a common policy present in most OECD...

National security agencies and the cloud

This report identifies four significant obstacles that stand in the way of Australia’s national security community moving to cloud infrastructure. These obstacles need to be crossed, and the change needs to be driven by ministers and agency heads.

Digital technology in the not-for-profit sector: October 2019

This report aims to better understand how not-for-profit organisations across Australia and New Zealand are using technology, in order to recognise the areas of growth and where improvement is needed. This report provides a benchmark for all not-for-profit organisations across the region to ensure they...

Harnessing public cloud opportunities in the government sector

This report provides recommendations for action to guide government sector leaders and provide concrete steps to encourage greater use of cloud, to help drive better agency and citizen outcomes.
Briefing paper

Outsourcing involving cloud computing services

This resource updates information on prudential considerations and key principles issued to APRA-regulated entities in July 2015. It has been developed in response to the growing use of the cloud by APRA-regulated entities for higher inherent risk activities, and observed areas of weakness in how...

A guide to implementing cloud services

The guide supports the Strategic Direction Paper and provides an overarching risk-based approach for agencies to develop an organisational cloud strategy and implement cloud-based services. It is designed as an aid for experienced business strategists, architects, project managers, business analysts and IT staff to realise...

The potential for cloud computing services in Australia

Cloud computing is a significant opportunity for Australian industry. Ibis World estimated Australian cloud revenues at over $1 billion for 2010 and employment at around 4,300 persons. When it comes to cloud computing, can Australia reasonably aspire to become a regional hub for cloud computing...

Cloud computing strategic direction paper – opportunities and applicability for use by the Australian Government

The Australian Government Cloud Computing Strategic Direction paper outlines the Australian government's cloud computing initiative, the challenges and the benefits of its introduction.

Secure cloud strategy

The Australian government has an ambitious agenda to transform its digital service delivery. Cloud offers reusable digital platforms at a lower cost, and shifts service delivery to a faster, more reliable digital channel. Cloud services have the opportunity to make government more responsive, convenient, available...
Journal article

A performance comparison of container-based technologies for the Cloud

Cloud computing allows to utilize servers in efficient and scalable ways through exploitation of virtualization technology. In the Infrastructure-as-a-Server (IaaS) Cloud model, many virtualized servers (instances) can be created on a single physical machine. There are many such Cloud providers that are now in widespread...