Daisy CEO Takes Centre Stage at Microsoft ‘Future Decoded’ – and Puts Cloud at the Core of Strategy to Transform British Business

 

Daisy Group CEO Neil Muller has placed customer adoption of cloud technology at the centre of his strategy to power the success and growth of UK business.

Addressing more than 1,500 delegates at Microsoft’s prestigious ‘Future Decoded’ event at London’s Excel (Wednesday), Muller described cloud as “a better and fundamentally new way of doing things.” And he called on businesses of all sizes to switch on to the transformational opportunities cloud technology presents.

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Daisy Group Selects Microsoft Azure to Transform Business and Enhance Customer Offering

Leading managed services provider selects Microsoft cloud platform to fuel modernisation programme

Microsoft today announces that Daisy Group, a leading managed services provider, has adopted Microsoft Azure as part of a modernisation programme to reshape both the business and the services it offers to customers.
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Growth predicted for US colocation hosting market

Analysts at IMS Research believe that the usage of colocation hosting services will continue to increase over the next four years, particularly in North America, where the market is expected to generate $10 billion (£6.25 billion) in revenues annually by 2017.

What makes this state of affairs all the more interesting is that companies in the US have shown a greater eagerness than their European counterparts to adopt cloud solutions, which could be seen as somewhat oppositional to colocation services.
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Growth predicted in colocation and managed hosting investment

European businesses are expected to spend more on harnessing colocation hosting and managed hosting solutions over the next few years, according to a new report from TechNavio.

The report includes predictions for how the market will expand between now and 2016, establishing that the CAGR (compound annual growth rate) will hit 16.35% during this period.
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Costs of colocation differ between Europe and the US

A study, published last month by TeleGeography, has looked at how pricing structures for colocation hosting can vary on either side of the Atlantic, with businesses in the United States often having to factor in the added expense of cross-connects.

While this particular type of networking component can be a costly feature across the pond, the report also found that London plays host to one of the world’s most expensive colocation hosting markets, with average prices exceeding equivalent solutions in cities such as Paris, Frankfurt, New York and Los Angeles.
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