A survey commissioned by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has found that over four in five UK organisations have formally adopted at least one cloud service.
Information published on cloudindustryforum.org says,”Cloud is certainly helping organisations meet their business objectives, with a significant proportion of Cloud adopters managing to reduce their capital expenditure, improve the reliability of their IT and reduce the risk of data loss.“
The research project, entitled ‘UK Cloud Adoption & Trends For 2016’ polled 250 IT decision-makers from a broad and representative cross section of industries and organisation size, also found that cloud will continue to sit alongside on-premises solutions for the immediate future. It says, “Although penetration has increased year-on-year, and indeed, faster than anticipated, Cloud-based solutions still constitute a relatively small part of the wider IT estate and half of organisations expect to keep specific applications and services on-premise indefinitely“
Established in 2009, CIF is a not for profit company and is an industry body that champions and advocates the adoption and use of cloud-based services by businesses and individuals.
Read the article in full on the CIF website here.