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G-Cloud – why being certified matters

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G-Cloud has substantial benefits for both providers and customers looking to buy services. For vendors the benefit is clear – to be awarded as an official supplier for G-Cloud demonstrates that the company has met the standards laid out in the G-Cloud framework and it is compliant with these standards.

Businesses are ready for cloud – but lack of transparency is limiting its usefulness

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Despite common perceptions, cutting costs isn’t the primary reason businesses are choosing cloud these days. The other major advantages are the agility and scalability cloud brings, enabling organisations to quickly respond to business demand. The combination of benefits is driving both IT and lines of business to rely on cloud to serve as a foundation for innovation and enablement.

Piab CIO: ‘Cloud is essential for enabling more mobile workforce’

Piab wants to enable a more mobile workforce

Consolidating its applications and SQL servers in the cloud has made it easier for industrial manufacturing product vendor Piab to support mobile employee workstyles, the company’s chief information officer Greg Anderson tells BCN.

Six unexpected challenges of cloud

Orsini: 'Cloud is great but managing cloud services can be a pain in ways most don't anticipate'

For years now there has been talk of how business is driving IT to move to cloud. In many cases, business teams go so far as to circumvent IT and buy cloud services themselves, taking decisions into their own hands. Much has also been written about why IT should eagerly accept this imperative and embrace the use of cloud. In reality, however, managing a cloud footprint is much harder and more specialised than many imagine.

Half of companies fail to adopt incumbent clouds because of price, performance and lack of support, study suggests

EMA: 'Companies need to be wary; vendors need to step up'

With an increasing number of enterprises looking to move their workloads to the cloud many have begun to survey the growing vendor landscape for their platform of choice. But a report published this week suggests a majority of users trying out some of the largest cloud service providers – Amazon, Microsoft and Rackspace – are ultimately put off from adopting those platforms, raising questions about the price, performance and level of support offered by these providers.

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