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Infographic: holy smoke! What’s all the puff about cloud?

IT decision makers continue to hold back from adopting the cloud because of worries around migration, control, performance and security issues. No two ways about it, this needs to change because success lies in unleashing and exploiting the cloud. We know it’s set to make a big impact in the future — 90 per cent of our largest customers will be using multiple cloud providers within two years.

Take a look at this infographic and get the low-down on cloud. [Read more…]

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New infographic: holy smoke! What’s all the puff about cloud?

IT decision makers continue to hold back from adopting the cloud because of worries around migration, control, performance and security issues. No two ways about it, this needs to change because success lies in unleashing and exploiting the cloud. We know it’s set to make a big impact in the future — 90 per cent of our largest customers will be using multiple cloud providers within two years.

Take a look at this infographic and get the low-down on cloud. [Read more…]

financial services

Jumping hurdles when time is money

By Marc Carletti, Vice President,Global Banking & Financial Markets, BT

If there’s one industry that truly spans global boundaries, it’s financial services. It’s one of the things that unifies every society: our economies need to be managed efficiently and effectively. It is, as they say, what makes the world go round.

In terms of an industry, the financial services sector faces challenges the same as any other. It goes through peaks and troughs, and has trials to overcome. Sometimes these trials come from external factors — things outside the industry’s control — but at other times, the hurdles to jump come in the form of internal practices and difficulties. Where you have groups of people all trying to work together in different corners of the world, already battling with various currencies and customs, it’s imperative that you’re not laden with outdated legacy systems that will struggle to meet demand. [Read more…]

Craig Chadburn BT GS Social Media Lead

November’s must-reads

November has been a high-voltage month with huge amounts happening in the IT sphere and this is reflected in what we’ve covered on Let’s Talk during the month.

Collaboration was a hot topic in November and it features in each of our must-reads. We’ll show you how to improve your collaborative effort in a variety of ways, including our top four tips to ensure effective collaboration and how to prevent your employees feeling digitally dislocated. We’ve also seen how ‘hack days’ have inspired a change of thought in local government, why your CEO should be as tech-savvy as your CIO and the eight similarities between corporate social media and Strictly Come Dancing — it’s amazing where productive ideas can spring from.

So for the best of November on Let’s Talk — with added sparkle — read on. [Read more…]

Cloud Computing

Cloud-based collaboration is the answer to digital dislocation

New independent research commissioned by BT and Cisco reveals that stretched budgets and outdated systems prevent better collaboration in large organisations with solutions emerging in the cloud. [Read more…]