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UK Cloud Infrastructure Spend Outstrips Legacy IT Spend for the First Time

November 15, 2018 / ANASIA D'MELLO

“There’s a willingness to adopt these technologies [but] businesses are challenged by supply-side issues in the channel” Cloud infrastructure spending has surpassed spending on on-premises legacy IT infrastructure amongst UK-based organisations for the first time. That’s according to a new report by the Cloud Industry Forum this week, based on a survey conducted by Vanson Bourne. It found that UK organisations devote 19 percent of their IT budgets to cloud infrastructure, just ahead of the 18 percent spent on on-premise, and that by 2022, just 12 percent of IT budgets will be spent on legacy technology, as cloud usage increases. “This gap is set to widen significantly over the next three years as organisations decommission their legacy IT and ramp up their investments in next generation technologies,” the CIF said. The news comes as one UK police force is next week set to unveil the UK’s first cloud-based police control room (watch this space f...