The Bath Group, whose members comprise housing providers with more than 10,000 properties, has reported the results of its survey covering the use of cloud-based services by its members.
Almost half (47 per cent) of the survey’s respondents said that cloud technologies hadn’t reduced their costs and only 27 per cent thought that cloud services were making them more agile.
When it came to the use (67 per cent) of software-as-a-service (SaaS) by Bath Group members, there was a wide range of services being used, including areas such as Office 365, HR & payroll, ICT service desk, CCTV, CRM, IT process management, responsive repairs, procurement and virtual board meetings.
None of the respondents was using platform-as-a-service (PaaS) nor had any plans to do so.
Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) was mainly being used (27 per cent) to provide compute and storage from providers such as Amazon, Microsoft and Exponential-E.
Organisations using DR/backup-as-a-service (33 per cent) were doing so to either reduce the need for a second datacentre or offering a third location for ensuring their data was secure.