THINGS THE MAJORITY DIDN’T AGREE ON
1. Will large organisations adopt the cloud ve times faster than the current broad market forecasts, as suggested by theOpen Data Centre Alliance members?23.15%2. Early adoption of cloud is essential to be able to deliver the demands from consumers.25.92%.Statement two shows that early adoption of cloud may not be seen as essential to delivering the demands from consumers.But as one Comment that was written beside the statement on the website said, “Innovative ideas that work are essential.”Every day, organisations look to cloud to accelerate their goals. They need to proactively seize market opportunities – such aslaunching a new service. And this is possible via cloud - with a exible infrastructure helping to achieve that cost-eective, quickwin. Logica’s consultative approach allows us to work together to nd the right cloud for you, at the right time.Adopting cloud can have great benets for all types of enterprises. ‘Logica I Can Help’ service enables citizens to collaborateand provides a unique way to unlock society’s potential to help in case of an emergency. Ourvirtual learning environment,recently delivered in France, makes it easier for students to collaborate with teachers. Our cloud solution helpedFennia maintain their position as a leading P&C insurance partner for brokers by streamlining their business processes.
WHAT CAUSED A SPLIT IN OPINION?
Not everyone thinks the same about cloud. And this is a good thing. Our dierent views help us to innovate today and questionhow we do business tomorrow. So, here are the top three statements that may appear relatively high in agreement, butshowed large amounts of varying opinion throughout the six-week programme:1. Personal technology and cloud services will reduce large corporate IT departments to a small team running an App storefor employees.73.11%2. Local government services moved to the cloud will improve citizen engagement dramatically.91.68%3. Cloud will provide 80% of all your services in the next ve years.65.70%Statement number two about citizen engagement is an interesting topic. A Comment written next to this statement said that“Where the council hosts its services is irrelevant.” But we believe if IT can be deployed, scaled and integrated quickly to meetcitizen needs, suddenly the benets of cloud are revealed. Many members wrote similar Comments: “Cloud will improve agilityand allow citizens to be served better as their needs grow.” Being able to rapidly adapt to organisational needs is one of thebenets that cloud brings to the table.Statement number three provoked a real split in opinion. It is true that new cloud services are being introduced constantly,such as music streaming services and cloud storage. But the idea that 80% of services would be provided by the cloud inthe next ve years, may have been a bit too high. Based on several comments, 50% may be a more realistic gure. But othermembers felt that this level of adoption is likely, with suggestions like “it will be a premium oering to be outside of the cloud.”And this got us thinking. We all need to be prepared to embrace cloud. There are endless possibilities to communicate, grow,innovate, transform. You name it - we’ll nd a way for you to do it.
LOGICA FUTURESCOPE EXPLAINED
Logica FutureScope is our fun and innovative way to understand the direction of trends in the future. We do this by setting up amock stock market of statements and members can buy or sell their views on it.Results in Logica FutureScope are based on market consensus. This is where we take the number of our active membersand capture the actual aggregate of their range of opinions - rather than just a straight, collective count. The results show thedegree of consensus that has been reached on a statement. The higher the gure, the greater the condence of the marketin that statement. The opposite may be said for the lower percentage. The lower gure shows how the market had lesscondence in that particular statement.Using a mock stock market to create a debating environment is very dierent from a traditional survey. It allows users to comeback to monitor and change their responses based on recent developments in the news for example. Retaining interest in ananswer, is what causes insightful debates.This activity is part of the insight gathering for our cloud programme. Look out for the next session coming soon on LogicaFutureScope.To nd out about cloud, visit us atwww.logica.com/cloudor talk to one of ourcloud experts.
“Cloud is fast to deliver and fast to adopt. And it’sreally good at letting you share.”
David King, CTO, Logica