Membership of leading industry association supports company’s growth of cloud-based services and applications for customers
London, UK – 10th September 2011 – Insight UK, a division of Insight Enterprises, Inc (“Insight”) today announced it has joined the Cloud Industry Forum, a leading industry body covering cloud computing that advocates the use of cloud services by organisations. Insight will be working with the Forum to establish greater awareness of the possibilities of cloud computing for businesses and public sector bodies, as well as demonstrate where cloud-based services can meet the demands of trust and security for customer data.
Emma de Sousa, Vice President for UK and Northern Europe, Insight said, “Insight has joined the Forum as part of its commitment to delivering cloud services to customers. The market for cloud computing is significant as organisations search for new ways to reduce their spending on IT services, and bodies such as this provide a valuable way for end-users to discover where cloud-based services are right for them. Insight’s approach to the market is based on being the trusted advisor to our customers, and this matches well with the aims of the Cloud Industry Forum.”
Andy Burton, chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum commented: “Our ambition is help organisations make the right choice around the cloud, based on our Code of Practice around accountability, transparency and capability. Insight’s own approach around educating its customers on what cloud can provide parallels our own aims very well. We welcome Insight into the Cloud Industry Forum, and expect to see mutual success.”
Insight’s InsightCloud service provides organisations with a single source for cloud-based applications and services, from hosted email, desktop and Microsoft SharePoint through to a full portfolio of Data Centre on Demand services including applications, operating systems, security and business continuity options. The company also has a collection of cloud support services available, from helping migrate users over to cloud based email systems and application integration through to set-up and training. Insight is a leading partner for a range of companies that provide cloud-based services, including the likes of Microsoft, Google, Mozy and Symantec.
About Insight Insight EMEA is a division of Insight Enterprises, Inc., a leading provider of brand-name information technology ("IT") hardware, software and services to large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and public sector institutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The company has approximately 5,100 teammates worldwide and generated sales of $4.8 billion for its most recent fiscal year, which ended December 31, 2010. Insight is ranked number 471 on Fortune Magazine's 2011 'Fortune 500' list. For more information, please visit:
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