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Meeting the digital challenge: How well is the public sector embracing cloud computing? | STORM Clouds Services

Fundamental change is afoot in the way public sector professionals in central government, local government and the NHS do their jobs. Collaboration is the watchword, and cloud technology has emerged as the critical enabling platform – though usage remains limited.

The cost benefits of moving to cloud computing has dominated much of the recent discussion around public sector IT. Yes, there are undoubtedly huge savings to be made in an era of budget cuts. But this austerity narrative obscures the transformative role that cloud platforms can have in driving more efficient, more effective public sector working practices. This narrative must change if the potential of cloud computing is to be realised.

To understand how public sector executives and IT leaders can help their organisations to embrace the cloud and evolve the way they work, Huddle commissioned Dods to understand:

  1. How public sector employees are adapting to changing ways of working
  2. How a major perceived barrier, data security, is viewed and handled in the public sector
  3. How public sector staff are approaching related government-mandated commitments

Huddle (2016). Meeting the digital challenge: How well is the public sector embracing cloud computing? White paper.