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Tipico: Boosting turnover with the reliability and performance of Cloud Connect

Tipico has grown from a single betting shop in Germany to one of the leading European betting providers, and is headquartered in Malta. It offers a range of online sports betting products for mobile, and has a chain of around 1,200 betting shops in Germany and Austria.


Hybrid IT for financial service firms: addressing the skills gap

In my previous blog, 4 success factors for financial service firms embracing a hybrid cloud strategy, I raised the issue of the IT skills gap and what it means for financial service businesses on a transformation journey. Specifically:


4 success factors for financial service firms embracing a hybrid cloud strategy

In my previous blog, I argued for the relevance of a hybrid cloud model to the IT transformation of traditional banks, insurers, and other financial service businesses.


How far can financial service businesses simplify IT?

Just 10 years ago, it wasn’t hard to find financial service organisations that were against public cloud technology (for their businesses) on principle. Today it’s difficult to find a bank, insurer, or other FS business that isn’t at least considering public cloud use.


Infographic: Managing and optimising cloud: the next key challenge

Cloud is bringing a host of agility and productivity benefits to enterprises. But there are still challenges ahead – with 40% of respondents in our survey using four or more cloud vendors, cloud management can be a headache.


Dynamic connectivity and intelligence in the network

Read our infographic based on a survey of 339 senior IT decision makers working for public and private sector organisations across France, Germany, the UK and Benelux countries. We look at drivers for change, priorities for upgrading current network infrastructure, attitudes to software defined wide area networks (SD-WANs), and the attributes that companies look for when it comes to selecting a cloud service provider.


DCI-Artform Drives IT Efficiency with Cloud Application Manager and Microsoft Azure

DCI-Artform creates insight-driven retail solutions that build authentic connections between shoppers, retailers and brands through engaging experiences and innovation. Read up on their technology challenge below.


Infographic: The Cloud Opportunity Today

57% of European enterprises rate cloud services as “very important” to digital transformation. Take a look at our infographic to see where cloud is going and what you need to consider for a successful multi-cloud strategy: The Cloud Opportunity Today


Why an Azure Expert Managed Services Provider Matters

CenturyLink becomes a Microsoft Azure Expert MSP

“The cloud is more efficient.”

“It immediately simplifies how we operate.”

“Using individual cloud tools and services on-demand (in isolation) is best.”

“It will make our life better.”

And of course … “Oh, it’s cheaper!”

All too many times we hear these assumptions in the marketplace. Yet time and time again, we hear of one reputable company after another speak to the horrors and struggles of implementing cloud methodologies on their own. Finding service providers who are truly a trusted partner is difficult, but when found, they can unlock a significant amount of value for an organization’s journey to the cloud.

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