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Q1 2017 Public Cloud Adoption: Not as Much Progress as You Might Expect

Decisions about the use of and migration to the public cloud, especially for core ‘brownfield’ applications and services, are the most important decisions CIOs will make in the next two to three years, and will have significant impact on their organization’s performance and future viability.

Glen Robinson has been working at the leading edge of cloud computing since 2009.  This paper provides our summary of the state of play in early 2017 including risk and commercial issues to consider.

Public Cloud Adoption 


Position Paper

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Glen Robinson
Emerging Technology Director and Distinguished Engineer
Glen helps create 21st Century Humans. Technology is constantly reinventing itself and keeping pace is a long-term investment. In his role as Emerging Technology Director for the LEF, Glen is constantly exploring the emerging technology advances that will augment our lives, changing the way we think about everything. Glen takes these learnings and delivers them to customers in the form of the Digital Experience Lab, or Xlab, which is part of the 21st Century Human programme. This haptic learning experience helps customers build confidence and competence in a vast array of digital tools that are available to them today. Using these responsibly to augment our lives in a positive way is the outcome of the workshops he runs, tasking attendees to consider their current level of digital maturity and injecting ideas for personal development and improvement through a more responsible, competent use of digital. Glen also arranges Study Tours where he facilitates tours of global technology hubs, immersing customers in the technology they seek to understand the impact of better. A frequent speaker at customer and industry events, Glen also leads the 21st Century Human community, is a STEM ambassador, a distinguished engineer for DXC Technology, passionate about the environment, and a very average surfer. Most of all, he enjoys helping others build the lifelong skills which make happy, healthy and more productive individuals, all essential capabilities needed for success in the 21st Century.