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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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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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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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The most extensive study into the impact of digital transformation on UK organisations at a time of great uncertainty in the British economy
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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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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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In mid-2015 Vanson Bourne conducted the fifth annual body of research on behalf of the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and Outsourcery, to determine the level of Cloud adoption among participants and to gain insights into attitudes, experiences and trends across the UK public sector. Of the public sector organisations surveyed, 36% came from central government, 32% from local government, with the remainder distributed between the education, health and not-for-profit sectors.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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The results of this survey show that interest in the use of SaaS applications among organisations in Germany and the UK is increasing; with flexibility, access by mobile devices and always-on availability being the primary drivers. However, security is still seen as the greatest inhibitor, including the need to protect data from being accessed inappropriately. Identity and access management technologies play a key role in authenticating users according to the rights that they have been granted. Today, there are relatively new breeds of identity management services that extend identity and access management capabilities to externally provisioned applications as well as catering to the needs of both mobile and external users, such as customer and business partners. Such services provide an efficient means of assuaging some of the prime security concerns that organisations have in subscribing to SaaS services.

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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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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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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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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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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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The research polled 450 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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