Insight Joins CIF

Insight, a global provider of IT hardware, software and service solutions, has announced it has become a member of the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the industry body established to promote trust, security and transparency for the cloud.

Working with CIF, Insight will seek to establish greater awareness of the possibilities of Cloud computing for businesses and public sector organisations, as well as demonstrate how Cloud-based services can meet the demands of trust and security for customer data.

“Our approach is based on being a trusted industry advisor, and this partnership reflects our commitment to our customers,” said Mike Wheeler, EMEA Go To Market Director, Hybrid Cloud at Insight, on working with CIF. “Much like the Cloud Industry Forum, we are fully committed to creating a sustainable and responsible Cloud ecosystem for our customers and the wider industry.”

Wheeler continued: “With much of the early hype around next generation computing having settled, it’s critical that the industry commits to the promises made around cost efficiencies, security and performance of cloud services. We look forward to working closely with CIF and its existing members to drive three key tenets of its Code of Practice for Cloud Service Providers: transparency, accountability and capability.”

Formed in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona, Insight serves clients across 180 countries, providing IT hardware, software and service solutions across both the business and public sector. Insight’s cloud services provide organisations with a single source for cloud-based applications and services, Private Cloud offerings through to a portfolio of Infrastructure and Platform services. This includes applications, operating systems, security and business continuity options.

Alex Hilton, CEO of CIF, added: “Our primary goal is to establish robust standards of transparency, accountability and capability across the Cloud industry. Insight has an outstanding record in this regard, so we are very pleased to welcome them to our membership roster. Along with our other industry members, I am sure that Insight will make an important contribution in helping us drive for industry-wide standards, which in turn will provide comfort and clarity to end users seeking to move to the Cloud.”

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