Are you getting a return on your hybrid IT investments yet?

Only 35% of the UK’s tech leaders are getting a clear return from their cloud investments. If you’re here, chances are you’re ready to explore how you can squeeze more value out of your hybrid investments to create a foundation for true modernisation.

The UK’s cloud confidence index

Only 35% of tech leaders think they’re getting a good return on their cloud investment.

73% are concerned that cloud is actually increasing complexity.

75% worry about the skills shortage & anticipate problems managing their cloud long-term.

Source: Fujitsu Cloud Confidence Index 2021

In late 2021 Fujitsu surveyed 750 UK tech leaders to understand more about how they’re feeling about their cloud investments following a period of intense investment.

Build an adaptive organisation

The reality is that most organisations have migrated, but now need to optimise cost and agility through cloud transformation and integration, which involves potentially balancing multi-clouds and hybrid IT infrastructures to streamline business functions – and this is where it all starts to get a bit messy.

The outcomes you define are what count

Cloud (in all its varieties) is now the foundation of greater efficiency, empowered workforces, immersive customer experiences, and agile systems. But only if you clearly define the outcomes you want to achieve and then match your cloud investments or investment strategy to their demands.

It’s a journey, not a destination

Digital transformation is not a journey with a start point and a destination – it’s a constant cycle where organisations need to frequently re-evaluate and course correct to become truly adaptive for the future.


Protected foundations:

In the first stage of transformation, organisations focus on building secure infrastructure environments and providing a solid base for future growth. Before moving on, complete confidence is needed in the safety of data, digital assets & critical services.

Optimise cost and agility:

The next phase involves balancing multi-clouds and hybrid IT infrastructures to streamline all business functions. This can reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance service through cloud-based modernisation of both infrastructure and applications.

Enhance effectiveness:

At this stage organisations need to maximise their new intelligent systems and streamline their operational processes. This will support decision-making and rapid action, speeding up the pace of operational activities.

Build services faster:

This is where data really plays its part. By integrating data and making it more accessible, new applications can be added at pace, which can transform the experiences of both internal and external consumers through digital product development using agile/DevOps practices – this is where true transformation really kicks-in.

Drive insight and new value:

Availability and accessibility of data means that emerging technologies can be added, driving forward innovation and opening new, sustainable sources of value, leading to a continual focus on innovation, both in terms of technology and the means of achieving it.

The start point can be anywhere and return to the starting point as often as necessary, then even go round the cycle over and over. As transformation is a moving target, there’s always the next industry problem to solve – so the key is to keep moving.

How can tech leaders master modernisation?

Read how tech leaders can meet customer expectations in a massively changing business environment.

Becoming an adaptive organisation – and staying one.

Re-live Fujitsu’s virtual showcase event where our panel of tech leaders from public and private sectors discussed the real-world challenges of modernisation. From selecting and managing the right technology partners, through to shifting to a digital culture, we covered the full spectrum of challenges and opportunities. And it’s an easy watch, at just 6 minutes long.

How can you optimise costs and create agility in times of uncertainty?

88% of UK leaders believe technology will make them more resilient in the period ahead, and we know from the experience of the pandemic that it’s become vital to adapt at pace. There are many possible approaches to create resilience, and many are choosing multi-cloud as their strategy to respond in uncertain times.

How Can You Optimise Costs

The only way is digital

Watch, listen and learn from a panel of tech influencers and digital transformation experts discuss the delicate balance between staying ahead and keeping control when shifting to digital. The promise of faster, more agile technology is appealing, but it’s not a race – we discuss the challenge of ensuring what’s implemented can be managed in practice. An investment of 30 minutes – but well worth it.

Trusted partnerships create better outcomes

Fujitsu is able to operate at the highest levels of security across numerous large-scale strategic projects that support the UK’s critical national infrastructure (we are certified Cyber Essentials Plus, certified ISO 27001).