Cloud services in South African companies – Here are the latest stats

MyBroadband recently conducted its 2019 Cloud Survey, which shed light on the South African cloud market and the adoption of cloud services in the business market.

The survey was completed by 386 IT decision makers in small, medium, and large businesses across South Africa.

According to the survey results, 77% of South African businesses are currently using cloud services in their IT department.

The most popular cloud services used by local companies are cloud backup solutions and software-as-a-service.

Some of the interesting findings from the 2019 Cloud Survey include:

  • 31% of companies use cloud telecoms services.
  • 71% of companies back their data up in the cloud.
  • Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure are the most popular cloud platforms.

2019 Cloud Conference

These findings and many other topics related to cloud computing and hosting will be discussed at the 2019 Cloud Conference.

You can register for the conference at a big discount using the voucher code below.

  • Promotional Code: MyBroadbandCloud2019

Please note that a limited number of tickets will be available using this discount code.

Results summary

The table below provides an overview of the findings of the 2019 Cloud Survey.

2019 Cloud Survey Results
Is your company using any cloud services?
Answer Percentage
Yes 77.03%
No 22.97%
Which cloud services are you using?
Answer Percentage
Backup as a service 53.24%
Software as a service 42.16%
Infrastructure as a service 26.76%
Platform as a service 26.22%
Recovery as a service 20.54%
Other 0.81%
Is your company using any cloud telecoms service, like a cloud PBX?
Answer Percentage
Yes 31.32%
No 68.68%
Are you backing up your company’s data in the cloud?
Answer Percentage
Yes 70.92%
No 29.08%
Which cloud providers are you using?
Answer Percentage
Google Cloud 39.19%
Microsoft Azure 32.16%
AWS 12.97%
Other 12.43%
VMWare Cloud 5.41%
IBM Cloud 3.51%
Oracle Cloud 2.70%
What does your organisation see as the biggest benefits of cloud services?
Answer Percentage
Data backup 68.11%
Disaster recovery 60.00%
Cost savings 53.51%
Flexibility and scalability 52.16%
Security 50.81%
Data mobility 44.86%
Operational efficiency 44.59%
Automatic software updates 23.51%
Competitive edge 20.27%
Other 2.16%

Now read: The cloud event every South African IT manager should attend

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