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Employees “going rogue” with corporate data stored in the cloud

Employees are accessing corporate data on the cloud, even after they cease being employees

A majority of employees storing corporate data in cloud-based platforms are still able to access those platforms after leaving their job, recently published research suggests.

Large enterprises plan to move nearly half of their SAP systems to the cloud

According to HCL Technologies large enterprises in the UK, US and Australasia plan to move nearly half of their SAP systems to the cloud

Research published Thursday suggests large enterprises plan to move nearly half of their SAP landscapes to the cloud over the next two years. Steve Cardell, president of enterprise services and diversified industries at HCL Technologies, the firm that commissioned the research, said the findings are significant as it’s a sign of growing confidence in the cloud as a delivery model for mission-critical applications.

Almost 80% of CIOs hindered by legacy infrastructure

CIOs and IT leaders claim they are struggling to align technical and business objectives due to dependence on legacy infrastructure, lack of budget and skilled personnel

The majority of UK IT departments are struggling to keep up with the needs of their businesses, with dependence on ageing legacy infrastructure, slimming budgets and lack of skilled personnel playing leading roles in holding them back, according to a survey of over 250 CIOs and IT heads published Tuesday.

Cloud creating unmanaged sprawl in enterprises, study claims

A global survey commissioned by Avanade  suggests 61 per cent of businesses globally and 52 per cent in the UK believe cloud sprawl was causing inefficiencies in their businesses.
That figure rises to 71 per cent among global businesses that claim to be using both private and public cloud platforms

majority of IT managers claim that app sprawl is becoming problematic largely because employees are bringing in their own cloud services, according to research published Tuesday by IT and managed services provider Avanade.