the Economic Impact of Cloud Computing, commissioned by AIIA estimates that adoption of
cloud services across 75% of ICT spending would result in an increase in
long-run GDP after 10 years of $3.32 billion per annum. At 50 percent adoption
levels, the GDP gain is $2.16 billion per annum. This data leaves no doubt about the clear productivity and GDP benefits which cloud
could deliver, given the correct policy settings and clear political
leadership. AIIA believes there is still
a bit to be done to achieve those policy settings, most particularly in
relation to data residency. Ten AIIA members sponsored this new report.