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11 Jan 2018

Digital Transformation Drivers and KPIs Don’t Stack Up

By Simon Ratcliffe, Principal Consultant, Advisory – Ensono

8 Dec 2017

The journey to cloud – big-bang or evolution?

By Oliver Presland, Vice President - Global Product Management

24 Nov 2017

The impact of cloud on the IT supply chain

A summary of November’s CIF Executive Members Event

By Alex Hilton, CEO Cloud Industry Forum

10 Nov 2017

Top Tips for achieving digital innovation in the workplace

By Simon Aldous, Head of Channels, EMEA, Dropbox

For those companies yet to embark on a digital transformation journey, the challenges are clear, stand still and fall behind, or move too fast and risk spinning out of control.  So how do you find the right balance? 

We spoke to CIOs, CTOs and IT decision makers to find out what digital transformation strategies they’ve implemented, and the advice/top tips they have for other businesses looking to do the same.  

Whether it’s convincing the board to back you financially, understanding the needs of your workforce, getting buy-in for your next IT investment, or encouraging user adoption for new tools you can guarantee someone else has faced it before. Get a quick heads-up from those who have been there! 

26 Oct 2017

Must we Mind the (IT Skills) Gap for Digital Transformation?

By Simon Ratcliffe, Principal Consultant Advisory, Ensono

12 Oct 2017
2 Oct 2017

The Future for G-Cloud - a personal perspective

By Tony Singleton OBE - Strategic Advisor at Advice Cloud

21 Sep 2017

Choosing the right cloud technology supplier in a disruptive market

By Alex Hilton, CEO Cloud Industry Forum

In the climate of the perpetual technology revolution it is very hard for businesses to make the right technology decisions and one key component of this is the choice of supplier.  

The UK government’s Digital Marketplace offers many SMEs their first chance to supply IT services.   As of July 2017, the total spend through the Digital Marketplace exceeded £2.6 billion.  Of this spend, 45% was through small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).   At the other end, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of media giant WPP recently talked about the disruptive nature of the digital technology market as being both threat and opportunity.  With modern technology paradigms coming at us from every angle the landscape has become more complex than ever.

13 Sep 2017

A place for everything with the right cloud environment

By Alex Wilmot, Cloud Services Director, Daisy Group

Much is written about the bottom line cost benefits of cloud adoption, certainly in terms of capex avoidance, or when an organisation is due a tech refresh of ageing, unsupported infrastructure. These are natural decision points to embrace the introduction of hosted or public cloud services, to augment or gradually replace existing systems.

7 Sep 2017

Business headlines show Cloud Computing is not tech innovation

By Richard Sykes, Chair Cloud Industry Forum