Customers operating cloud-based services are overwhelmingly satisfied with their performance. That’s according to the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), one of cloud computing’s leading industry bodies. It found in a poll of 250 UK-based organisations that 92 per cent of the businesses operating cloud services (61 per cent) are ecstatic about their move. Citing the research, says that larger organisations are more likely to be switched onto cloud computing than their smaller business counterparts (those with less than 20 employees). Nearly seven in 10 (68 per cent) large enterprises are online, compared to just five in ten (52 per cent) small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). A little over three quarters of cloud businesses say that they are likely to increase their use of the cloud over the next 12 months Meanwhile, one in four businesses not running cloud-applications, disaster recovery solutions and so on, plans on migrating within the same time frame. Andy Burton, chairman of CIF, said: “The dramatic overall increase in cloud adoption in the UK market suggests that the enthusiasm for cloud is still strong. “Although there have been increases in adoption across the board, the public sector has seen the most considerable growth, which, given the recent government interest in cloud, should come as little surprise.” The news comes as interviews Home Office IT chief Denise McDonagh about how the government is to allow private cloud companies to apply to its G-Cloud framework as suppliers of public services.

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