The digital and cybersecurity skills shortage in one of the most well-documented issues organisations are faced with today. With recent reports estimating that there are currently 600,000 unfilled tech jobs in the UK, which is costing the economy a staggering £63 billion every year. As a result of the skills shortage, organisations today are heavily reliant on digital tools to bridge any gaps these unfilled roles are creating, and one of the most popular technologies that is being adopted is the Cloud.
It is estimated that 88 percent of UK organisations today use some form of Cloud, which is a staggering number that highlights how popular the technology has recently become. By moving to the Cloud organisations can embrace some of the many benefits it offers and, because the Cloud means data can be managed by Cloud vendors, rather than by in-house teams it can also help to bridge the skills shortage.
However, one issue organisations are increasingly facing is the challenge of Cloud vendor lock-in. This is when a company becomes trapped with a specific Cloud vendor, because transitioning data and applications from one vendor to another creates challenges and costs that are difficult to overcome.
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 With cybercrime becoming such a huge problem for businesses today, and the need for data to be available 24/7, it is not surprising that when an organisation moves to the Cloud they don’t like the idea of putting all their confidential information in one place. If a Cloud provider suffered a security breach or downtime all the company’s data could be affected, which could have detrimental consequences.
As a result, organisations often feel more comfortable using multiple vendors and taking the features from each that best suit their needs, however this is an expensive approach as it means investing money in multiple Cloud vendors and of

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