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Impact of Cloud on IT

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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...
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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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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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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’...
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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A recent roundtable event, organised by the Cloud Industry Forum, and sponsored by Dell, brought together a range of Cloud security experts, all happy to share their views on the topic, providing fascinating insight into the disconnect that often exists between vendors and their customers.
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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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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Richard Munro CTO – vCloud Air EMEA
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Tired of allocating huge amounts of your IT budget to managing desktops when it could be done more effectively and at less cost via the cloud? Take advantage of this primer on DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) and see if a NaviSite DaaS solution is right for your organization.
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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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Are cloud-managed applications in your future? The answer is almost certainly “yes.” Take advantage of this primer and learn the ins and outs of cloud managed applications including the 80/20 rule, the impact of Millennials, Big Data, security issues and more.
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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Bob Gilbert
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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Sumeet Sabharwal. Navisite
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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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Slides from Cloud Expo 2015 keynote presentations. Johan Holder. Co-founder, Kazoop
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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. Antonio Piraino, CTO, ScienceLogic
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Databarracks annual Data Health Check surveys hundreds of IT professionals across 19 different fields to capture a snapshot of the way businesses use and think about IT. Here are the highlights from 2014.
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The law around cloud has been confusing, particularly when national boundaries are taken into account. But that could be about to change...
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Set of slides from the Cloud Expo 2014 exhibitions keynote presentations. Martin Prendergast. Member, Cloud Industry Forum. CEO, Concorde Solutions
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What should your first steps be when formulating a security policy for cloud use? Davey Winder has been talking to the experts about this very subject. Read on to find out more…
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Set of slides from the Cloud Expo 2014 exhibitions keynote presentations. Antonio Piraino, CTO ScienceLogic. Member, Cloud Industry Forum
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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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Businesses are beginning to make the most of their data, but they to need to ensure security issues are sorted out first...
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We speak to Conor Ward, consultant with international law firm Hogan Lovells and chair of the CIF Legal Forum, about the current state of play.
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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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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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Set of slides from the Cloud Expo 2014 exhibitions keynote presentations. Ian Finlay, VP Products Abiquo.
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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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Set of slides from the Cloud Expo 2014 exhibitions keynote presentations. Rob Price. Member, Cloud Industry Forum
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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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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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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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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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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.
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Centralised management and workstyle evaluations will help prevent cloud consumption from spiralling out of control.
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More mobile devices means more data, but this data could hold the key to future success – as long as organisations can ride the terabyte tidal wave.
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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.
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Cloud computing continues to permeate across all aspects of information technology, and archiving is no exception. This whitepaper outlines the top 10 reasons why organizations are moving to cloud-based archiving.
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This White Paper examines the extent to which access to data in the Cloud by governments in various jurisdictions is possible, regardless of where a Cloud provider is located. “Governmental access,” as that term is used here, includes access by all types of law enforcement authorities and other governmental agencies, recognizing that the rules may be different for law enforcement and national security access
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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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Thinking about letting your email loose in the cloud? Computacenter’s Chief Technology Officer Matt Lovell explains how you can achieve the forecasted benefits without increasing business risk.
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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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Practical solutions for the digital age of Global Communications and Mass data exchange.
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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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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 research polled 400 senior IT and business decision-makers in enterprises, small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) and public sector organizations.
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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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This survey polled 450 respondents responsible for IT decision-making, from a wide range of industries.
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