New Zealand maintained its position at 12th in the GCI 2019.
It scored maximum points for computer, smartphone, and mobile broadband penetration. FTTH and 4G
penetration also improved this year. There was increasing demand for cloud migration, and Internet
use also hit a new peak. The wide availability of cloud services in New Zealand enables businesses
to be more mobile and to eliminate the cost and complexity involved with managing their own IT
infrastructure or databases. And the radical increase in the spending on the Internet of Things will
become a crucial growth accelerator for the New Zealand IT industry.
Cloud computing is well established in New Zealand. A recent study showed an estimated 85 percent of
the New Zealand market is now leveraging some form of cloud-based service. New Zealand businesses
are increasingly taking advantage of cloud computing as a flexible and cost-efficient alternative to
traditional data storage options.