Bitglass report shows continued disparity between words and actions for cloud security

When all is said and done, there is often a lot more said than done - and this is certainly the case with cloud security. Organisations continue to see it as a key challenge, but what is actually being done to protect environments?

The latest cloud security report from Bitglass continues that theme. The report, which polled 351 respondents, found that almost all (93%) were either 'moderately' or 'extremely' concerned about the security of the public cloud. Yet less than a third...

Squaring the SaaS triangle: Execs and engineers see their cloud investments differently

For any project, the triangle of good, fast, and cheap usually applies - where you can only pick two of the three options.

When moving to a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) solution, this means application performance, code delivery and iteration, and budget. Yet according to a new study from cloud optimisation provider Opsani, business leaders and DevOps engineers maintain differing views on the success of their cloud rollouts.

The study compared research from a...

How SaaS companies can build on their popularity with a good digital marketing strategy

With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing firms to allow more home and remote working, SaaS offerings are seeing large subscription increases. Recent figures reported by market research company Technavio suggests the global SaaS market could grow to over $60 billion in 2023.

So what happens when a working vaccine becomes available - which according to recent media reports is on the horizon - and people can resume their normal working routine at the office? How can SaaS firms ‘seize the...

Charting a path toward digital transformation in the face of uncertainty: A guide

Covid-19 has accelerated years-long digital transformation initiatives for enterprise teams into a span of months.

But digital transformation in business today isn’t just about supporting a remote workforce. We can’t continue to rely on in-person engagement for any business processes. Digital-first operations for employees, customers, partners, and suppliers are no longer merely a differentiator; it’s table stakes for surviving during the pandemic economy and...

How Greater Manchester has utilised cloud-based low-code development for its Early Years app

Sponsored The benefits of low-code, which enable companies to build custom applications in the cloud, are primarily three-fold: speed of innovation, reduced costs, and a faster time-to-market.

By using low-code functionality, organisations can adapt to changing market trends enabling quicker speed of innovation - as well as faster time-to-market, while also creating a better user experience by quickly making adjustments to their products as users' needs grow and change. This also...

How IONOS is looking towards privacy and Europe for a solid share of the cloud market

The hyperscale providers continue to dominate the cloud infrastructure and hosting market. According to industry watcher Synergy Research in May, the combined market share of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft and Google alone was 56%.

Yet one area has the potential to cause concern - and it has pricked the ears of other players looking to capitalise.

In August, CloudTech reported on the ending of the Privacy Shield agreement by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The...

Capgemini: How to become a digital enterprise through cloud-native applications

Most of today’s organisations have adopted the cloud for at least some of their business processes. However, may still rely heavily on legacy IT systems. They use the cloud tactically, plugging holes where needed – rather than looking at the big picture business case, which requires comprehensive organisational transformation. Regardless of where organisations are in their cloud journey, one point is clear: the cloud is no longer a choice, but a necessity.

In the near future,...

Managing cloud migrations to protect the enterprise: A guide

As the shift to home working has become standard for businesses globally, cloud is king. The pandemic, ensuing lockdowns and office closures increased the urgency at which enterprises needed to evolve, and the cloud has been a key enabler of that. Enterprises have undergone years’ worth of transformation in a matter of months, to become reliant on service delivery models hosted on cloud infrastructure.

Cloud providers have subsequently stepped up to bear the brunt of a...

From capex to opex: Ensuring the cloud shift optimises costs

The pandemic has thrown many organisations’ three- or five-year IT planning cycles into disarray. The sudden need to switch entire office-based workforces to remote working means that many organisations have had to invest heavily in software and infrastructure as a service to ensure they can keep operating. At the same time, many have faced reduced income as the economy contracts. As a result, switching to a predictable opex-based strategy seems highly attractive.

However,...

Five ways to better IT spending through the cloud for a post-pandemic era

For many businesses, the impact of Covid-19 has brought the benefits and limitations of their IT landscape into focus. As companies look ahead to a post-pandemic era, many will need to consider how to meet different needs and priorities with potentially limited resources. The challenge is that many are overly reliant on legacy infrastructure, with these systems accounting for 74% of a company’s IT spend. 

Making important changes such as migrating on-premises workloads to the...