Cloud Priorities

IT priorities 2016: Cloud initiatives drive IT spending

Grazed from ComputerWeekly. Author: Cliff Saran.

There appears to be strong correlation between moving to the cloud and cutting costs, according to the Computer Weekly IT priorities 2016 survey of 142 IT professionals and managers. The survey showed that 50% of those asked said they would be increasing spending on cloud computing, while 37% confirmed they would be decreasing their hardware investments.

As previously reported by Computer Weekly, in the UK and Ireland 38.4% of respondents named server virtualisation as their top investment area. And although 23% of those asked said they would be investing in more staff, 35% claimed they would be cutting their headcount, suggesting pressure remains in IT to reduce costs...

The Top 3 Priorities of Federal CIOs and the Cloud

Grazed from MSPMentor. Author: Michael Brown.

As we recently learned from, an astonishing 90 percent of federal agencies have adopted cloud computing. While that information should be of particular interest to MSPs who cater to government, what's more important is why these agencies are moving to the cloud at such a high rate. The TechAmerica survey identified the following top three priorities of federal CIOs:

1. Cybersecurity:

Cybersecurity ranked as the number one priority. Many MSP customers identify the same concern. In today’s cyber age cloud and data security is of the utmost importance whether you are handling top secret government plans or retail customer payment information. One survey respondent cited the need to “transform the cybersecurity mindset from compliance to a risk management perspective” as a priorty. Similarly managing the risk of security breaches is a top concern of MSPs using cloud-based systems to manage services for their clients...