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We are delighted to present the latest Cloud Industry Forum research paper, entitled “Cloud – the next generation”. This paper is free of charge to download, (just subscribe to our news services) and you will have access to the latest news and views from the Forum in relation to what’s happening in...
How the CIO can adjust to the new realities of digital transformation and accelerate business change
This White Paper outlines how far the UK public sector has progressed on the path to cloud adoption and the challenges that it will face along the way. We acknowledge that in this research we do not distinguish between the different segments within the public sector, such as health, education and central and local government. Our intention is to commission further research to help us to better understand the specific issues and differences within these segments.
Over a quarter (28%) of businesses in the UK now have a fully formed digital transformation strategy in place, and over half (54%) are in the process of implementing one, according to the latest research from Cloud Industry Forum (CIF). Critically the Cloud is seen as either very important or vital...
Amongst our many partnership CIF works with the European Cloud Alliance who are a Brussels based body working to understand and influence the European Commission’s approach to cloud services. Through our partnership we are pleased to be able to offer our followers the opportunity to review the ECA’...
The Cloud Industry Forum is pleased to present our 20 th whitepaper outlining the position of cloud adoption across the UK. We have been measuring cloud trends for the last 7 years; although growth is slowing marginally it demonstrates that cloud services are clearly now mainstream strategy for most UK businesses.
Historically, cloud technology has made reference to the potential benefits of transferring costs from the balance sheet (capex) to the income statement (opex). However, an unintended consequence has been that few, if any, cloud related costs could be capitalised. This may not be the desired outcome for all organisations and the capitalisation of certain types of cloud technology may be preferred, or even required by accounting standards. In this paper Deloitte explore this area and what key considerations can be given to the capitalisation of cloud.
Building a budget that your CEO and CFO can support is one of the most important steps towards successful cloud adoption. This guide explains how technology leaders can create investment plans their boards will buy into.
This document describes the requirements and commercial steps involved in selecting new business applications, in particular the considerations and factors that are important when considering a migration or transition to cloud-based solutions.
Snapshot of key findings Cloud landscape: Cloud adoption remains high with 78% of organisations using Cloud services today and this is likely to increase to 85% within the next two years; Of those organisations using Cloud, three quarters expect to increase their usage in 2016; 77% of organisations...
Today, cloud adoption is rapidly expanding its footprint and is no longer simply a theoretical or academic conversation that enterprise organizations are debating.
Companies and IT organizations are exploring migrating to a cloud architecture today in order to rein in IT costs, gain the flexibility and agility to deliver new and better services, and meet rapidly evolving business requirements.
Somewhere along the line, ‘cost savings’ became synonymous with cloud computing. But these kinds of quick wins don’t always materialise and it can be dangerous to expect them to.
Is cloud the nirvana of IT deployment models? Will everything make the transition to the cloud? Are we facing the terminal demise of on-premise IT? This comprehensive e-book from CIF and CloudPro examines a broad section of topics related to the adoption of cloud in the enterprise. Advice, insight and guidance to help you make tomorrow’s tech decisions, today.
A year is a long time in the cloud sector. Last year we wrote “The Real Challenges and Benefits of Cloud Computing to Law Firms”. In preparing that paper we interviewed a number of technology directors at law firms to gauge their attitudes to cloud computing, whether their firm had adopted cloud (or was looking to do so) and what type.
This white paper aims to shed some light on where the industry currently stands on the ROI for cloud adoption, and where it can potentially make progress in the near future.
General Purpose PaaS would allow Cloud capabilities to be exploited to their full potential for applications. A General Purpose PaaS would be a comprehensive, open, flexible, and interoperable solution that simplifies the process of developing, deploying, integrating, and managing applications both in public and private Clouds