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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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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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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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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 businesses grapple with the implications of Brexit, this CIF legal forum briefing is designed to help executives across our membership explore the potential impact and provide some context for future planning. This webinar is 1 hour in length. Presenters Conor Ward (Chair Cloud Industry Legal...
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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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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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Leveraging Hosted Application Management Services to Keep Pace with Escalating Enterprise Requirements and ROI
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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. Frank Jennings - Chair of code of practice board, Cloud Industry Forum Cloud lawyer, DMH Stallard LLP
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The UK IT channel is both aware of and seeking to, embrace the opportunity of cloud service provision.
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