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How the CIO can adjust to the new realities of digital transformation and accelerate business change
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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.
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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.
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Find out how Digital Transformation is positively and negatively affecting organisations, their IT teams and their employees in this major new research paper.
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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.
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The UK’s future is taking shape in the cloud
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[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]With the multitude of cloud services readily available for consumption, organisations need to plan their cloud strategy carefully to ensure they are fully leveraging the benefits the cloud offers. In this exclusive webinar, Insight’s Mike Wheeler (GTM Director for...
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This is not a paper about why or if you should migrate to a cloud environment, whether for one particular application or for your entire infrastructure, or for something in-between. Nor is it a paper about which provider of cloud infrastructure, applications or services you should choose to partner with. What this paper is about are the technical considerations that you should bear in mind during the process of moving to, or implementing, products or solutions that are cloud based. Note that we are specifically concerned with technical issues rather than with any personal, political or other concerns that may arise. In other words, we are principally concerned with "what" and "how": what issues you need to think about and, how, in general terms, these can be resolved.

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A hybrid infrastructure—bringing together on-premises and cloud capabilities—is a strategy many enterprises are embracing in order to maximize the flexibility and performance they need from their IT operations. Here are ten things to think about as you consider a hybrid strategy for your organisation.
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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Sumeet Sabharwal. Navisite
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Today, cloud adoption is rapidly expanding its footprint and is no longer simply a theoretical or academic conversation that enterprise organizations are debating.
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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Ian Masters. Vision Solutions
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Inside this paper you will find an introduction to what the Cloud is about – and why you need to take it seriously, along with my four most recent columns that seek to address how the Board, together with the CIO, should give practical substance to their paranoid optimism!
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This comprehensive paper has over 30 pages of insightful data that covers the latest UK cloud adoption trends, how organisations are building the business case for cloud, the inhibitors for cloud adoption and future trends for 2016 and beyond.
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“Shadow IT” presents significant threats to your information security and availability that can impact your customers, and in turn affect your revenue. In some cases, customers may leave if you have a sustained outage or loss of client data.
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Set of slides from the Cloud Expo 2014 exhibitions keynote presentations. Alex Hilton, CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum, delivers a session on Building confidence in cloud services.
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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.
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Set of slides from the Cloud Expo 2014 exhibitions keynote presentations. David Terrar. D2C. techUK / EuroCloud. Cloud Industry Forum
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We speak to Apay Obang-Oyway, Ingram Micro Cloud’s general manager, about the changing nature of cloud governance
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In September 2013, independent market research company Vanson Bourne conducted Claranet’s third annual survey to determine the level of cloud adoption among participants, and to gain insights into attitudes, experiences, and trends across the UK end-user community.
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The idea cloud can’t be used by regulated industries doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. Indeed, there are many ways in which the technology can be deployed…
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This research polled 250 respondents responsible for IT decision-making, from a broad and representative cross section of industries. The most widely-represented sectors included IT and services; education; business & professional services; manufacturing; financial services; and retail, distribution and transport. The public sector was also well represented, with over a quarter of total respondents.
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The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework of understanding around the use of cloud computing technology, and suggest a process to create and implement your own enterprise cloud strategy for your organization.
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Set of slides from the Cloud Expo 2014 exhibitions keynote presentations. Kevin Grant, Director, LeadingEdge IT Services. Member of Cloud Industry Forum
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Moving to the cloud has plenty of implications for the way that data governance is handled within organisations. How should firms approach this?
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Gartner projects IaaS investments will continue to grow significantly through to 2017, seeing a compound annual growth rate of 37.3%.
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Public, private and hybrid cloud all have their own security challenges. What are the options for the CIO?
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Set of slides from the Cloud Expo 2014 exhibitions keynote presentations.Prof. Leslie Willcocks And Dr Will Venters - London School of Economics and Political Sciences
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Set of slides from the Cloud Expo 2014 exhibitions keynote presentations. Ian Finlay, VP Products Abiquo.
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New research reveals organisations favour private clouds in the long-term as they seek to balance adoption risks with their cost reduction goals
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The pace at which we’ve come to regard cloud technologies as an everyday utility is staggering. Even the language we use has changed. Today, it’s often assumed we have arrived at some new technological frontier, and are instead occupied with making improvements – making things bigger, faster and more efficient.
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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.
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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.
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Cloud remains a core topic at the heart of the IT industry. Research on end user attitudes shows substantial interest and commitment, significant levels of adoption and satisfaction and an expectation of further new and expansive growth over the coming years.
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The research polled 250 senior IT and business decision-makers in enterprises, small-to medium businesses (SMBs) and public sector organisations. The organisations participating all had UK based operations.
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Find out how the need to manage a growing ecosystem of internal and external service providers is revolutionising the role of the IT department.
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Cloud Computing does not scale well. Such a bold statement may seem incorrect given that according to accepted wisdom, scalability is one of the essential properties that make Cloud Computing so attractive to businesses. This Paper explores this apparent contradiction and proposes potential solutions based on research conducted by the Atos Scientific Community.
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There aren’t many other technological shifts that have generated quite as much jargon as cloud computing.
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Readiness assessments, hands-on demonstrations and market insight help organisations filter out the cloud noise and hype to develop a best-fit, best-value approach for the latest IT delivery model
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The research polled 250 senior IT and business decision-makers in enterprises, small-to medium businesses (SMBs) and public sector organisations. The organisations participating all had UK based operations.
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In the UK today over 50 per cent of organisations have formally utilised at least one Cloud service and satisfaction levels relating to that experience grew to an astonishing 96 per cent by the end of 2011. Furthermore, 85 per cent of IT Executives stated that they now formally considered Cloud as a viable option for delivering new IT projects within their wider IT strategy, signaling that the technical model has established a mainstream status among the profession.
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The research polled 300 senior IT and business decision-makers in enterprises, small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) and public sector organisations. The organisations participating all had UK based operations, of which 257 were headquartered in the UK, 24 in the US and 12 in Continental Europe.
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Software Value Management (SVM) is the practice of informed active governance over access, utilisation, licensing, and cost efficiency of software throughout its useful life within an enterprise regardless of the IT deployment models used or methods of access.
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Practical solutions for the digital age of Global Communications and Mass data exchange.
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If you are confused about cloud computing, are unsure of whether the hype is justified, and have no idea if it’s right for your business, then you are not alone.
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The NIST definition of Cloud Computing is one of the most widely used definitions and clearly describes the essential charicteristics and service models. It is a useful starting point for those looking to learn about Cloud computing.
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The research polled 300 senior IT and business decision-makers in enterprises, small-to medium businesses (SMBs) and public sector organisations.
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