NHS are using Azure for Covid19 work, and they are not even bothering to hide it behind a DNS name. 'azurewebsites.net' is on some of their urls.
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Tuesday 12th May 2020 14:03 GMT Ben1892
It amazing how many of our users have said things like "Company X got <insert cloud product here> up and running in 4 days, why is it taking you so long?" - yes, you can buy a cloud product and turn it on without any design or security work but that's where it'll come and bite them. If they don't even have a vanity domain, I wonder if the NHS has any kind of conditional access in place?
Tuesday 12th May 2020 17:12 GMT Throatwarbler Mangrove
Tuesday 12th May 2020 18:42 GMT Doctor Syntax
This roughly balances with the number of businesses saying they've cut staff. So about 2/3 have put money into IT and about 1/3 are making cuts.
My first reaction was to wonder who'll be proved right but I suspect the third who are cutting staff will probably claim they were proved right. They'll say they never put money into IT because they never get anything useful out of it.