Author Archives: Ray Bricknell

Why did the Irish Ice Factory go out of business?

Best Execution Venue … for Cloud Workloads? In about 2014, a good Irish mate of mine (Ian Bowell) and I were sitting together at an Ensono (then Attenda) event, listening to the key note speaker William Fellows (the Founder of 451 Research) and he used a term that has stuck with me ever since.  I will paraphrase him […]

How can I compare and research MSPs by myself?

So much NOISE!! The UK Cloud Vendor marketplace is crazy right now. With pretty well EVERY IT Services Provider in the market offering some form of Cloud related services – and every one of them most sincerely declaring themselves to be the best.. how does a lay person (or even an experienced IT professional for […]

GDPR – Managing roles either side of the Cloud’s “Silver Lining”…

We’re entering a period where two interesting and concurrent changes will converge, but there’s not yet much discussion about the very serious legal implications of this impending storm… and firms may be inadvertently entering into incomplete IT service contracts without knowing it. You see, on the one hand in Q2 2017, my firm is seeing […]

The Cloud Industry Forum partners with Clover Index recognising the need to benchmark cloud services

The industry body announces partnership with Clover Index to help users get the best comparison of cloud products and providers The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the industry body whose aim is to raise standards and improve transparency in the cloud sector, has announced its support for Behind Every Cloud’s Clover Index as the benchmarking standard for comparison of Private and […]

Causing a stir and being contentious again…. But was I REALLY?

Last week I did a live webinar on website that caused quite a stir. Making not one, but two slightly sensationalist headlines for followup articles on their site – an interpretation of my views on IT skills repositioning and a summary of my views on a “cloud first” policy. You might need to signup for free to view/read, but […]

Honest Answers to 11 C-Level IT Questions in UK Finance Mid-Market Q1 2017

Forget all the hype. After 35 years in Finance IT consultancy, Ray Bricknell MD of Behind Every Cloud and the creator of the Clover index Cloud Vendor Ratings benchmark tells us what “real world” COO’s of mid-sized Financial Services firms in London are talking to him about most in early 2017, and what he is […]

Clover index Highly Commended Finalists for the Most Innovative SMB Product of the Year at the UK Cloud Awards 2017

We were delighted to be shortlisted as finalists for the Most Innovative SMB Product of the Year at the UK Cloud Awards 2017 and we were highly commended on the night. Alex Hilton CEO of CIF said “We should have a special mention as runner up to Behind Every Cloud – this was the closest […]

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