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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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With data traffic exploding, customer expectations rising, disruptive competitors emerging and cost pressures intensifying, the move to cloud is critical for achieving the agility and pace of innovation required to be successful in today’s changing market. The Cloud Industry Forum commissioned this...
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A world where all business is done digitally is a world transformed. It opens up new markets for all companies regardless of size, allows organisations to engage in new customer conversations and enables disruptive brands to expand at a pace that would have been unthinkable before.
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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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This whitepaper is designed to help organisations that are considering migrating a portion or all of their applications/services to a public cloud environment.
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Today's technology systems must be built for resilience. They must be engineered to survive natural disasters such as storms, power outages, and water damage—as well as human error, hardware malfunctions, and software failures. In this year’s report, we examine the ability of businesses to maintain service even in the face of threats and challenges.
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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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This paper from Zynstra tackles the challenge of delivering modern IT services in multisite organisations. It identifies the key issues and looks to address the difficulties of branch IT service delivery.
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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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This paper from Atos describes the structural challenges enterprises are facing when establishing an outsourced SIaM function. Several Best Practices such as a functional blueprint, tooling considerations and partner alignment prerequisites (Commonly Shared KPIs, a SIaM Information model and the Service Catalogue) provide guidance for anyone on the SIaM journey. Finally the Outlook chapter explains the evolution of Service Integration towards Business Process Agility and links this capability to underlying technical capabilities such as Service Brokerage, Cloud Orchestration and Cloud Messaging. The Conclusions chapter lists a set of key take-away.
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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...
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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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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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Are you heading for a Cloud thunderstorm? Having a QA and testing framework while selecting and implementing a cloud service can help you avoid a lightning strike
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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Richard Munro CTO – vCloud Air EMEA
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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Sumeet Sabharwal. Navisite
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Leveraging Hosted Application Management Services to Keep Pace with Escalating Enterprise Requirements and ROI
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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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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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Is the future of computing in the cloud? Increasingly, it appears headed in that direction – and for good reason.
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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Doug Clark @cloudstuff, IBM
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Outsourcing elements of your IT infrastructure to an external hosting provider necessarily demands a different approach to governance than with traditional dedicated environments. This paper maps out some high-level recommendations to common governance standards to ease their successful implementation in cloud environments
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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Ian Masters. Vision Solutions
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As cloud computing becomes an increasingly important part of any IT organization’s delivery model, assessing and selecting the right cloud provider also becomes one of the most strategic decisions that business leaders undertake
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How are government departments planning to deliver transformative services, previously managed entirely by a small number of major suppliers? This paper discusses the best practice steps to achieve disaggregation and how to avoid the pitfalls associated with such a significant overhaul.
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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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The predictions that many industry pundits have been making about the rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are coming to fruition. The surprise is that it is happening at a much-accelerated rate in businesses of all sizes, around the world.
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As more organizations establish a goal of building out internal cloud services, it becomes the responsibility of IT departments to plan and implement this transition.
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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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Cloud Messaging will help enterprises to achieve seamless integration of business processes spanning multiple applications, clouds and smart devices. This Ascent White Paper explains the concept and describes the learnings from a Healthcare sector Proof-of-Concept.
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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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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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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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Penetration testing is a customer-sanctioned intrusion of a network or computing infrastructure by a specialist 3rd party.
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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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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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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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Big Data and Cloud, two of the trends that are defining the emerging Enterprise Computing, show a lot of potential for a new era of combined applications.
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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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Cloud-based applications and services, and software-as-a-service applications in particular, are coming into widespread use by organisations of all sizes. Such applications are used to process and store sensitive information making it imperative that user access rights are tightly controlled to ensure that information is secure from loss or theft and remains private. This paper discusses recent developments in identity and access management technologies that aim to extend such controls to services provided from external sources.

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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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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
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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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