A Digital Vision for Cloud in 2020

London, 10 September 2020

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today publishes its opinion paper, Digital Vision: Cloud in which the fundamentals of an effective cloud adoption and utilisation strategy are outlined.

Launched to coincide with a techUK fringe panel during London Tech Week, featuring Atos Senior Vice President and Digital Vision: Cloud contributor Kulveer Ranger, the report contains further expert views from Atos and organisations including Google Cloud and Red Hat.

Digital Vision: Cloud  examines the journey organisations must go on to overcome the complexities of cloud adoption and unlock its full benefits including the ways government departments and cloud partners can work together to drive business transformation. The paper also covers how organisations should approach DevOps as a culture in order to drive a change of mindset and innovate faster to respond to customer needs.  

“Cloud alone is not a panacea; it’s tempting, perhaps, to focus chiefly on optimising IT infrastructure costs. The real challenge, and opportunity, for any enterprise is to achieve true transformation by redesigning and optimising processes while addressing the cultural changes involved in cloud adoption. Our ‘Digital Vision for Cloud’ paper outlines fundamental steps for designing a coordinated programme of change that minimises disruption for users, optimises and accelerates the benefits, and builds the internal capabilities needed to successfully embrace cloudexplains Clay Van Doren, CEO UK & Ireland at Atos.

“It is clear cloud computing has an important role to play in the next stage of the UK Government’s digital transformation. Given the many benefits cloud offers to public sector organisations more action is still needed to encourage and enable departments to move more of their applications and operations to the cloud”  says Sue Daley, Associate Director for technology and innovation, techUK. 

Cloud computing is much more than simply a choice of infrastructure – it’s also about insight, collaboration, agility, scale and pace, all of which mark the line between success and obsolescence. Cloud has allowed our customers to focus on agility and innovation – responding to the issues that matter most to their organisation – by reducing time spent on building and maintaining technology platforms. If the world needs faster responses at a time of unprecedented disruption, then the answer lies in cloudsays Mark Palmer, Head of Public Sector EMEA, Google Cloud.

Digital Vision: Cloud addresses new security risks brought about by Covid-19, stressing the importance of enforcing secure sharing of sensitive data within and between cloud environments – a pressing need given the sharp increase in cloud-based working observed since the onset of the pandemic.

The paper makes an important contribution towards Atos’ leading Digital Society programme, which explores the real-world impacts of technology across themes including productivity, innovation, the ethics of AI, the future of skills, sustainability and digital infrastructure.

The paper follows recent moves by Atos to strengthen its leadership in cloud services, including: earning “Managed Services Provider” status from Google Cloud; acquiring Maven Wave, a U.S. cloud and technology consulting firm; and announcing Atos Digital Cloud Services to enhance public cloud security, data localisation, and regulatory compliance.