81% of firms have accelerated their cloud computing plans due to COVID-19

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The global pandemic, and associated surge in remote work, has accelerated a massive move to cloud with cloud-first organisations now outnumbering on premise organizations by a ratio of three-to-one.

This was highlighted in a study by Devo Technology, a cloud-native logging and security analytics company, which assessed the current state and pace of change with regards to enterprise cloud transformation initiatives and the ramifications on teams running a Security

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41% of risk and compliance pros adopting cloud tech in pandemic recovery

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There has been a strong post-pandemic push toward the adoption of cloud-based technology, according to a study by Galvanize, an SaaS governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software provider.

The survey of GRC professionals revealed the critical value they bring to the C-suite, as well as the top concerns from, and the evolving role of, GRC professionals. 

The report, which assessed the views of GRC professionals and non-GRC professionals in related fields, found...

Deloitte and Teradata partner to help customers leverage the cloud

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Professional services network Deloitte and software firm Teradata have teamed up to help mutual customers migrate their on-premise data management and analytics environments to the Teradata Vantage multi-cloud data platform. 

Deloitte, a preferred systems integrator for Vantage, will collaborate with Teradata to take the complexity out of data migration and equip organisations with the advanced capabilities of the future on cloud. 

Ashish Verma, managing director,...

Accenture: How to get cloud migration right in the rush for digital transformation

Cloud technology was a vital lifeline for organisations disrupted by Covid-19. For many it was all that kept the lights on, allowing them to quickly build and scale their remote services and operations. Accenture’s recent Technology Vision 2021 report found that 82% of organisations are ramping up their use of cloud in a direct response to the pandemic.

However, as businesses look to recover from the crisis the conversation has changed around cloud. Enterprises operating during...

How cloud adoption has become essential to digital transformation

Cloud adoption is now a key framework for the technology that upholds our everyday life, and has evolved into an essential feature for all businesses.

Within the first phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw a clear focus on crisis management – with organisations desperate to build on their cloud usage and adopt new tech to ensure business continuity. Now, cloud technology is vital to a company’s digital transformation. With the situation in our world continuing for the...

Bridging the gap between management and frontline teams with the cloud: A guide

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed two things about managers and the frontline teams they lead. First, the relationship between the two is almost entirely driven by technology — specifically cloud-based technologies — in this age of remote work. Second, many companies lack the technologies necessary to keep everyone linked together through an unprecedented event like the one we’ve experienced.

When shutdown orders forced offices to either close or start working in drastically...

A cloud migration checklist: The lowdown on integration and architecture

IT executives often face struggles or experience limited success in their cloud migration, but this is no reason to give up. They use the lessons learned to improve results in subsequent attempts. So here is a checklist of the major areas organisations looking to modernise mission-critical applications should consider to avoid repeating mistakes.

Designating a migration architect

Every cloud migration project should establish a migration-architect role, right from the start, to...

Flexera State of the Cloud 2021: One in three enterprises spend more than $12m a year on public cloud

Flexera has released its 2021 State of the Cloud Report, a yearly benchmark in the cloud industry around strategy, workload allocations, cost management, and more.

The study, which polled 750 global decision makers and users around the public, private and multi-cloud market, found enterprises continue to embrace multi-cloud and public cloud - but continued to struggle with the spend.

92% of those polled had a multi-cloud strategy. This is slightly down from the 93% in...

International Women’s Day 2021: On disruption, democratisation, and doing more

The theme of International Women's Day 2021, March 8, is 'choose to challenge.' "A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change," in the words of the IWD website. "So let's all choose to challenge."

For the adtech industry, the 'choose to challenge' theme was the keynote of a recent excoriating article (warning: NSFW themes) from Amy Kean, author and culture editor at Shots Studios. Kean pointed out that, in spite of the 'good guys' in the industry -...

2021 predictions from Capgemini: The rise of cloud economics

Research by Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) shows that the cloud has delivered results for over 90% of organisations during the past year, when tackling the challenges that COVID presented.

CIF also points out that over the past few months, digital transformation across a majority of enterprises sped up by 69% – with 91% of decision-makers stating that cloud formed an important part of this transformation, and 40% describing the role of the cloud as crucial.