Three in four organisations fail to make use of the cloud

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29 September, 2016

A weighty 77% of organisations in the UK use the cloud on a limited basis or not at all, according to a newComputing Research study. However, 75% of those who responded said that they plan to increase their cloud usage within the next 12 months.

One of the questions, “Are you using cloud computing services?”, saw 54% of organisations reply that they use the cloud to a smaller degree, with only 23% replying that they use it widely. Another 10% use it on a trial basis, with 13% opting to avoid its use at all.

A development lead from a media firm said:

“It’s largely micro-service based architectures, high volumes, maybe 15,000 transactions a second, that sort of thing.

“[The company is using this to] generate recommendations, notifications and doing big data analytics on that for targeted communications.”

Some organisations said that cost is the main factor for opting not to use the cloud, with an IT head for local government saying that the pay-as-you-go model that comes with it increases running costs.

However, 75% of organisations said that they will use the cloud more within the coming 12 months. Only 18% felt that there will be no change. A further 42% feel that a “cloud first” approach will be the norm by 2019.

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