Cloud continues to enable innovation in tough economic climate, says Cloud Industry Forum

100% of organisations are now accessing cloud-based services to meet their needs, with the most common motivation being its potential to offer greater flexibility of IT spend, and its ability to make them more agile as a business.

This is according to research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), which as published its latest research white paper, Tough times, but innovation springs internal. The CIF study also examined the continued prominence of artificial intelligence in...

Half of EMEA cloud costs going to fees, but most plan to increase capacity

European organisations are still beleaguered by storage bills as 50% of all cloud storage costs in EMEA go to data access and usage fees rather than capacity, according to the 2024 Global Cloud Storage Index from Wasabi Technologies.

Still, EMEA companies see the value of cloud storage services and plan to increase their spend in 2024 in order to drive IT initiatives like application or infrastructure migration and development, and to improve business and operational initiatives...

64% of organisations see their use of multi-cloud increasing in the next two years 

62% of organisations are currently using a multi-cloud environment, with a further 18% actively in the process of transitioning to a multi-cloud environment.  

This is according to OVHcloud's recent executive report on the state of multi-cloud, which examined the views of more than 500 IT decision makers of large organisations in the UK.

Matt Tebay, sales director at OVHcloud, said: “Using the right cloud for the right workload is rapidly being accepted as the best...

UK startups wasting over two weeks per year – costing the UK an estimated £37bn in GDP

UK startups and microbusinesses are wasting over two working weeks every year on admin tasks, including managing mobile phone contracts, choosing energy providers, and buying insurance – according to new research. 

The study, conducted by Beasy, which surveyed 500 business owners employing between 1-9 people, found that startup founders are spending an average of 5.5 hours per week choosing and managing the business services they need to run their company – equating to a...

UK tech spend grows at its third fastest rate in more than 15 years

Despite 90% of digital leaders in the UK expecting an economic downturn, tech spend this year is set to grow at its third fastest rate in over 15 years,

More than half (52%) of digital leaders in the UK expect their technology budget to rise, and only around one in seven expect their budget to fall, according to the world’s largest and longest running survey of senior technology decision makers.

But the Nash Squared Digital Leadership Report, in collaboration with...

IDC predicts cloud infrastructure spending this year will hit $90.2B

IDC forecasts that cloud infrastructure spending will exceed $90 billion in 2022.

In Q1 2022, IDC found that spending on compute and storage infrastructure products for cloud deployments – including dedicated and shared environments – increased 17.2 percent year-over-year to $18.3 billion.

The firm’s analysts note the strong growth is despite “tight supply of some system components and disruptions in transportation networks.”

Dedicated cloud...