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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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Demand for cloud-based applications is growing in both the consumer and business spheres. Hybrid cloud computing combines private and public cloud resources. This model will radically change the design and management of corporate networks – as hybrid cloud computing also requires a hybrid network infrastructure.
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As with all IT implementations a cloud migration needs to meet the business goals and the best way to measure whether the business goals have been satisfied is to have a clear quality assurance delivery programme. The focus of this guide is to ensure the delivery is fit for purpose and works for your organisation.
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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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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Richard Munro CTO – vCloud Air EMEA
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BYOD could be a recipe for disaster as the IT department relaxes control, but it doesn’t need to be a big problem…
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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Johan Holder. Co-founder, Kazoop
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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Doug Clark @cloudstuff, IBM
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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Ian Masters. Vision Solutions
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Cloud computing has seriously disrupted software licensing. With virtualisation and cloud infrastructures potentially enabling a 1-to-many relationship between host and license, software vendors are tasked with answering the question: how do you account for the flexibility
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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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This White Paper describes the technical challenges and potential solutions for preserving digital artifacts, for long intervals of time (several decades, centuries) in a new world of massive, distributed data.
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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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Your business is ready to reap the rewards of the software defined cloud era. Is your IT organization ready to deliver?
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Migrating a data centre is too uncomfortably similar to childbirth many months of careful planning lead to 48 hours of sheer panic, a welcome burst of momentary relief and a few months more of anxiety attacks as you adjust to your new normal.
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Virtualisation plays an important part in many IT transformation plans, but few organisations take the time to investigate the effects that this strategy has on their existing software estate, licensing deployment and behaviour in the virtualised world
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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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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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In this paper we have extracted the top 6 governance issues that the cloud industry forum believe organisations are thinking about as they evaluate their move to the Cloud.
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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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For law firms and corporate legal departments, the dynamics of a cloud delivery approach can be especially attractive—making it possible to increase staff productivity, deliver better client service, and improve business agility while reducing expense.
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A survey by IDG Research Services reveals that organizations face confusion in researching cloud options, forcing them to adjust goals and search for more flexible and open cloud solutions that can help them prevent vendor lock-in.
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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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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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Industry surveys consistently show that security is the number one concern when it comes to cloud adoption. In our related, previous report, "Secure your data - protect your business" we discussed best practice recommendations arising from interviews with a number of organisations and how they treat their data. In this follow up report, we answer key questions that people are asking us about cloud adoption and data management.
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