Stats — it’s often suggested you can make them say what you want. Last week, James reported on figures that said 19% of organisations were actively using cloud. While this week, I can quote figures from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), who report that 78% of UK businesses have adopted at least one cloud based service.
Which should we believe?
Well, a lot comes down to how we define “using cloud”. Maybe that would be logging into a third-party cloud-based CRM each day (SaaS) or using a private on-premise cloud to deliver virtual desktops to internal users. Perhaps it involves backing up data to an off-site public cloud provider as part of a disaster recovery strategy — or any number of other cloud deployments (IaaS, PaaS… Xaas!). It’s all a little fuzzy.