London – March 29th 2012 – Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave Assured Cloud Services Company, today released the results of a recent survey compiled to understand the future of Cloud services within the UK Public Sector.
The survey gives an up-to-date insight into the thinking within the UK Public Sector of Cloud Services and provides candid answers regarding the current drivers for adoption, projected timeframes, perceived risks and predicted savings.
The survey of 7,902 UK Public Sector staff, revealed the clear need to adopt Cloud services with the perceived benefits understood to be
Ability to enter into more flexible contracts
Ability to gain greater agility for ICT with new services
Ability to lower costs
Delivery of improve service levels
The survey also provided an honest insight when asked what the number one reason would be to help accelerate cloud adoption, with 59% saying that ultimately cost savings would be the primary driver. Other key highlights include;
The Top 3 reasons that would delay or stop cloud adoption are 1) perceived security risks 2) the certainty of data not being held in the UK 3) inability to validate the business benefits
Over 53% cited perceived security risks as the greatest inhibitor to cloud adoption
Less that 10% thought that their role was threatened by the use of the cloud
61% thought that Cloud Computing could make ICT work better for their organisation
Jeremy Sanders, Chief Strategy Officer, Skyscape said, “Having published the survey to a range of different roles including technical, senior management and financial, we consider this to be a clear mandate and reflection of what the UK Public Sector needs and what it is asking for.”
Sanders added “Due to Skyscape’s unique position and alliance partnership, we believe organisations can excel by using Skyscape’s Cloud services which can truly deliver the cost savings, UK data assurance and agility that are needed to transform IT within the Public Sector.”
The full results of the UK Public Sector Cloud Prediction Survey are available at www.skyscapecloud.com
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Skyscape’s cloud solutions (www.skyscapecloud.com) will help the UK Public Sector to transform the provision of IT services into a lean, elastic, assured, green utility by providing a genuine on-demand cloud computing service. With a range of UK sovereign services that are easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave, Skyscape’s solutions reduce both the risk and cost of delivering IT.
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