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ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Boosts Security Requirements with Software Escrow Agreements

August 14, 2023

In response to an ever-changing business landscape driven by the widespread adoption of cloud-based technologies, the internationally recognised standard ISO/IEC 27001 for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) has been updated to reflect this evolution with the inclusion of software escrow.

Cloud Industry Forum and Disruptive Live Join Forces to Deliver State of the art Content to Cloud Industry 

July 13, 2023

Ian Jeffs, ISG Country Manager at Lenovo UKI, Appointed Chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum

June 19, 2023

Ian Jeffs, the Infrastructure Solutions Group Country Manager at Lenovo UK & Ireland, has been appointed as a Director and Chairman to usher in the next phase of Cloud adoption and collaboration in the UK.

Your Guide to Source Code Escrow – FAQs Answered – Part 2

June 15, 2023

Economic uncertainty and an increase in IT-related businesses announcing insolvency are spreading globally in our news headlines at the moment.
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Why you should take Apple Vision Pro seriously

June 12, 2023

Wolters Kluwer appoints Bas Kniphorst as Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Tax & Accounting Europe

June 8, 2023

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting (TAA), a leading global provider of software, integrated workflow solutions, and information for tax, accounting, audit, and compliance professionals, today announced the appointment of Bas Kniphorst as Executive Vice President and Managing Director for TAA Europe, effective June 1.
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Cloud Industry Forum join the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum

May 11, 2023

We are making new steps to get in front of parliamentarians, influencers and policymakers to help our members have a say in new initiatives and potential regulations.

Your Guide to Source Code Escrow – FAQs Answered – Part 1

May 10, 2023

Economic uncertainty and an increase in IT-related businesses announcing insolvency are spreading globally in our news headlines at the moment.

David Terrar takes over from Alex Hilton as Cloud Industry Forum CEO

April 28, 2023

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Cloud increasingly influential in delivering AI and machine learning projects, says Cloud Industry Forum research

April 20, 2023

Cloud is proving influential in helping businesses manage a tough economic climate while continuing to evolve and innovate

Next Cloud Anonymous Event to be Hosted in London 

April 6, 2023

MHA Corporate Finance Team advises leading IT services provider Bechtle AG on acquisition of Tangible Benefit UK

March 23, 2023

How companies have protected themselves from the SVB collapse

March 14, 2023

How to use cloud to solve blockchain challenges

February 1, 2023

5 Reasons Why Software Development Projects Fail

January 24, 2023

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Software Escrow Predictions for 2023

January 4, 2023

An increase in business insolvencies results in companies seeking software escrow solutions.

UK Cloud Liquidation – Software Escrow is vital says Escrow London as UKCloud is next to fall victim of the insolvency crisis

December 12, 2022

Escrow London urges businesses to look into Software Escrow following an increase in IT company insolvencies

November 8, 2022

Better budgeting and improved intelligence from cloud physical security

November 4, 2022

How to Implement a Successful Cloud Strategy to capitalise the Google Cloud Platform 

November 2, 2022

SoftwareONE, a member of the Cloud Industry Forum has written a blog about how to implement a successful cloud strategy with the google cloud platform and discusses how the cloud allows you to scale to a level of computing, networking and storage that you could not otherwise achieve and why it’s important to design your cloud solution with high availability, security and governance. Read more here:

Thinking of Modernizing on Azure? 5 Things for CIOs to Consider

November 2, 2022

SoftwareONE, a member of the Cloud Industry Forum has written a blog which answers the main questions associated with successfully moving your organisation to the cloud. These include which technologies are you comfortable with and what are your development and service needs? Read more here……

Make the Move to AWS with the Migration Acceleration Program

November 2, 2022

SoftwareONE, a member of the Cloud Industry Forum has written a blog about why companies migrate to the cloud. Companies migrate to the cloud for many different reasons. Maybe they need to shut down an aging data center. Or maybe they’re looking for new capabilities that are too expensive or too difficult to build and maintain in-house. Whatever the reason, this article discusses which cloud service is right. Read more here……

Implementing FinOps with a Culture of Accountability

November 2, 2022

SoftwareONE, a member of the Cloud Industry Forum has written a blog about how a cloud financial management or FinOps practice can maximize your value as you migrate more workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. This includes FinOps and the culture of accountability and implementing this culture. Read more here……

Escaping the Technical Debt Trap

November 2, 2022

SoftwareONE, a member of the Cloud Industry Forum has written a blog highlighting how technical debt isn’t necessarily something your organisation needs to avoid and discusses how technical dept impacts your business and how to manage it. Read more here……

Top 5 Mistakes of Cloud Migration

November 1, 2022

SoftwareONE, a member of the Cloud Industry Forum has written a blog identifying five recurring themes that are mistakes when adopting public cloud. These mistakes include moving to the cloud as a data centre replacement and thinking about cost the traditional way. Read them all here……

Clouded | Uncovering The Culture Of Cloud (2022)

October 31, 2022

An original film that is uncovering the realities of cloud technology and its effects on both business and society.

8 criteria to ensure you select the right cloud service provider

October 3, 2022

As more and more IT systems are externalised, making sure you pick the right cloud providers has become critical to long-term success.

Going concerns in the Technology Sector

September 29, 2022

There is a general consensus that the technology sector is doing well in the current digital era. Whilst this is generally true for most of the sector as the digital transformation is accelerating, we must not lose sight of the issues of certain tech companies which resulted in struggles in the pandemic.

SaaS Escrow – The answers to your FAQs – Part 2

September 29, 2022

As a two-part series, our second article carries on addressing the next two frequently asked questions we come across when talking to customers wanting to find suitable, cost effective and easy to deploy SaaS continuity escrow solutions.

Barracuda: The state of industrial security in 2022

September 8, 2022

Insecure remote access, lack of network segmentation, and insufficient automation are leaving organizations open to attacks.

SaaS Escrow – The answers to your FAQs – Part 1

August 16, 2022

There has been a huge shift in cloud and Software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption globally, notably with government, large enterprise and financial institutions. Here are the findings of an article issued by BMC Software looking at the state of SaaS in 2022.

How much does Software Escrow cost?

June 19, 2022

One question we receive when talking to prospective clients looking into software escrow is, “How much is it going to cost me?”

Learn how the APC implemented a SaaS Continuity Escrow solution

June 16, 2022

The APC implements the Loqus openFleet Platform, a cutting-edge SaaS-based logistics platform backed up with a bulletproof SaaS Continuity Escrow solution.

How enterprise companies are ensuring business continuity when adopting SaaS applications

May 23, 2022

As an increasing number of enterprise companies are shifting to SaaS hosted applications, the demand for software escrow solutions with the ability to provide continuity is rapidly growing.

On cloud nine: Benefits of hosted security for a changing world

May 16, 2022

Morphean’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Martyn Ryder, looks at cloud’s ability to help businesses become more efficient while improving security and operational capabilities.

Technology Untangled – The cloud: How far is too far?

May 5, 2022

Join your host Michael Bird as he untangles innovation through a series of interviews, stories, and analyses with some of the industry’s brightest brains.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson advises on Amito investment deal with Harwood Private Equity to fuel rapid growth

March 19, 2022

Amito Ltd secures significant minority investment including follow-on funding from Harwood Private Equity to support rapid growth. The data centre owner and operator, known for its award-winning Tier 3 facility in Reading, looks to build on its continuing success with ambitious plans for expansion. Harwood is supporting these plans through an initial investment and through further committed capital.

Barriers to cloud adoption remain, but security no longer the biggest inhibitor, says Cloud Industry Forum research

March 2, 2022

Cloud Industry Forum’s latest research paper is now available to download.

41% of organisations believe remote working is still not as secure as the office, says Cloud Industry Forum research

February 24, 2022

In line with the government publishing its post-lockdown roadmap, organisations must act now to shore up home working and ensure this is blended with return to offices.

How Cloud Security Can Help Alleviate Rising Costs, Salaries, and Talent shortages

February 17, 2022

After a tumultuous end of 2021 with the effects of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the beginning of 2022 welcomed us with the re-opening of life, having people back at work, the end of mandatory masks and a sense of light at the end of the tunnel.

Continuous Cloud Cost Control with FinOps

February 17, 2022

The move to Public Cloud computing has necessitated changes in the way different parts of the business interact with each other, particularly around procurement, operations, and financial management.

FinOps – Fad, Trend or Essential?

January 20, 2022

What is FinOps?  Why is it important?  Why has it become a thing?  The technology sector is so full of acronyms and jargon terms that it’s hard for us all to keep up.

The 6 Principles of FinOps

January 19, 2022

Often, organizations find themselves struggling to manage cloud spending. They know that their business operations gain speed and agility by using cloud services. However, they struggle with the variable cost structures, which can lead to overrun costs.

The What and Why of FinOps

January 17, 2022

FinOps, also known as Cloud Financial Management, is becoming increasingly important for organizations that leverage the cloud. As the de-facto operating model for the cloud, FinOps helps organizations tie cloud spend directly to business outcomes, helping to add value back into your organization

Creating Safer Co-working and Flexible Spaces to Support the Returning Workforce

December 12, 2021

For many, a return to work in the ‘new normal’ will likely consist of a mixture of home working and some degree of collaborative working, whether within a set environment or dedicated flexible or co-working space.

Overhauled Cyber Essentials technical controls announced for 2022

November 30, 2021

In January 2022, the NCSC will introduce the biggest update to Cyber Essentials technical controls since its launch.

Claranet | A business future with artificial intelligence

September 24, 2021

Artificial intelligence is impacting the future of virtually every industry and every human being. AI has acted as the main driver of emerging technologies like big data, robotics and IoT, and it will continue to act as a technological innovator for the foreseeable future

What will the UK GDPR reforms mean to you?

September 19, 2021

The UK government is consulting on proposals to adjust the data protection regime (PDF). After Brexit, the government is keen to flex its muscles to capitalise on the UK’s “independent status and repatriated powers”.

Managing Complexity in Cloud Computing

September 10, 2021

“The pandemic has sharpened our focus, but the priority now must be to understand how cloud technology can make you more agile, because you’ll need that when the next crisis comes along.”

30 million people worldwide acquire digital skills during COVID-19

March 31, 2021

Microsoft and LinkedIn launch next stage to help job seekers and employers move to a skills-based economy.

Desktop as a Service for Windows Virtual Desktop

February 19, 2021

Enjoy significant cost savings compared to other VDI options

Leading Microsoft cloud security experts, Softwerx, join the Cloud Industry Forum

January 20, 2021

The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has today announced that the Cambridge and London based IT security services specialists join the IT trade body.