Welcome to techUK Cloud Week

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    Monday24Sep 2018

    Sue Daley, Head of Cloud, Data Analytics and AI, welcomes you to techUK's Cloud week.

All this week we are highlighting the importance of cloud computing for the UK’s digital future.

Throughout the week techUK will be bringing you news, views and insights from the technology sector on how UK organisations can realise the benefits and opportunities of cloud, as well as the steps that need to be taken to drive the UK cloud market forward.  We will be sharing guest blogs and podcast interviews with business leaders, press articles and daily tweets reflecting on the current state of play around cloud adoption and what this may look like in the future.

During the week our members and other industry experts will be contributing blogs on:

  • Driving the adoption and use of cloud across all UK sectors and industries 
  • Addressing the cloud skills gap 
  • Cybersecurity and cloud computing 
  • Digitisation, business transformation and the cloud
  • Cloud 2020 and beyond 

You can also join the discussion on Twitter at @techUK #whycloud.

Catch up on all of this great material by viewing all of the posts so far in the links below.


Monday: Driving the adoption and use of cloud across all UK sectors and industries

Guest Blog: Why cloud is the cornerstone of digital transformation in healthcare by Roberto Mircoli, Virtustream 

Guest Blog: The key factors driving the adoption and use of cloud technology by Peter Jackson, Kahootz 

Guest Blog: Hybrid cloud is the answer for law enforcement by Mark Goossens, IBM

Guest Blog: Multi-cloud allows for a digital transformation by Simon Hansford, UKCloud

Guest Podcast: Major risks practice by Sarah Hewitt, Gallagher

Guest Blog: Using the cloud to keep your customers happy by Tom Adams, Cogeco Peer 1

Guest Blog: Can analytics help fight social isolation? by Adrian Woolmore, Capita Transformation.

Guest Blog: Is the council of the future cloud? by Georgina Maratheftis, techUK


Tuesday: Addressing the cloud skills gap

Guest Blog: Bridging the cloud skills gap: developing, training and retaining you by Fatmir Hyseni, Kosbit

Guest Blog: Addressing the digital skills gap by training ex-military personnel by Max Costick, AWS

Guest Blog: Software to service: addressing the cloud skills gap by Juliet Morris by UKCloud

Guest Blog: A trusted adviser: the role of consultants in cloud-based analytics by Karen Griffith, Teradata

Guest Blog: Addressing cloud skills shortages by Tom Dibble, BJSS

Guest Blog: Looking at the cloud skills gap by Matthew McDermott, Access Partnership


Wednesday: Cybersecurity and cloud computing 

Guest Blog: The NCSC cloud security principles and secure by default by Talal Rajab, techUK

Guest Blog and Video: Embrace cloud, embed cyber security by Andrew Hawkins, Zaizi

Guest Blog and Video: Cloud security and the public sector by Bernard Parsons, Becrypt

Guest Blog: Protect yourself against the top 3 cyber threats of 2018 by Sarah Tierney, Microsoft

Guest Blog: Multi cloud and security insights - tackling the complexities by Danny O’Neill, Rackspace


Thursday: Digitisation, business transformation and the cloud

Guest Blog: Digitisation, business transformation and the cloud by Leighton James, UKCloud

Guest Blog: How cloud computing can help to save the planet by Craig Melson, techUK

Guest Blog: Don’t ignore your tech stack by Dave Briggs, Advice Cloud

Guest Blog: Springboard to the cloud: considerations for the public sector by Andrew Mellish, Six Degrees

Guest Blog: Digital transformation: privacy and security in the cloud by Joanna de Fonseka, Baker McKenzie

Guest Blog and Video: The importance of IT within the public sector by Bernard Parsons, Becrypt

Guest Blog: The digital revolution has arrived, and we must embrace it by Melissa Di Donato, SAP Cloud ERP

Guest Blog: Simplifying complex public sector environments by Roberto Mircoli, Virtustream 


Friday: Cloud 2020 and beyond

Guest Blog: Cloud 2020 and beyond: The dawn of the cloudless era by Simon Abrahams, PAC

Guest Blog: The surprising state of analytics in the cloud by Martyn Etherington, Teradata

Guest Blog: Why cloud is increasingly MAGic (Microsoft, Amazon & Google) by Ian Moyse, Natterbox

Guest Blog: Cloud 2020 - Is the future clear or cloudy? by Sue Daley, techUK

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