Data Centres in Australia: Market Research Report

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Data Centres Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5922 | Apr 2014

On cloud nine: The increasing prominence of cloud computing drives revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Data Centres market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Data Centres industry has grown steadily over the past five years, underpinned by the increasing prominence of cloud computing. Still in its infancy, cloud computing is driven by the internet and all things internet-enabled. The adoption of a cloud computing model is used to achieve economies of scale, enhance information sharing speed and develop new services. Industry revenue is forecast to increase by an annualised 6.2% in the five years through 2013-14, to reach $475.4 million. This includes forecast growth of 5.0% in 2013-14.

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry exhibits high levels of capital intensity. For every dollar absorbed by capital, $1.80 is allocated towards labour. In this calculation, depreciation is used as a proxy for capital, while wages are used as a proxy for labour. Advances in ICT technology are increasing the need for computing equipment to provide timely service to commercial clients. One way that participants may look to offset increases in technological expenditure is to lease computer and related equipment instead of directly owning the equipment. By leasing the equipment, participants offset high depreciation expenses that arise due to short technological product life cycles. As more work is outsourced internationally, and becomes more automated, the industry will continue to become more capital intensive... purchase to read more


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What is the Data Centres Industry?

This industry is mainly engaged in providing electronic information storage and retrieval services (except library services). While web hosting provides access to information stored on the internet, electronic information storage is the act of storing this information.

Industry Products
Web hosting infrastructureData support servicesData storage, backup and archival services
Industry Activities
Computer data physical storage and retrieval serviceElectronic information physical storage and retrieval serviceData centre operation and management

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