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The argument for a local government ‘cloud-first’ policy

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Is the cloud-first policy a sensible one for local government? In my view yes, but how it should be applied has to reflect the legacy application estates of each council, the priorities of the organisation, the differences in demography, risk appetite, geography and a range of other policy issues. Mandating a cloud-first policy within local […]

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G-Cloud: good progress so far but a lot more to come in 2014

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Last weekend was Small Business Saturday, a campaign to get everyone in the UK behind our smaller businesses. Over on the G-Cloud blog, the team marked the occasion with a guest post outlining some of the progress made in the share of public IT spend going to SMEs under the current government: 56% of total […]

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The power of a champion: what your organisation can learn from Martha Lane-Fox

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As we move into 2014, the public cloud first policy announced earlier this year by the Cabinet Office has a substantial opportunity to transform government at infrastructure level in IT. While many across government recognise the abundant opportunities offered by the cloud, there is still a long way to go before central government departments and […]

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Cloud First – or should it be Skills First?

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Last week I attended a round table event that we hosted in partnership with Civil Service World, focusing on how the Cloud First policy is changing the way that government departments and agencies use technology. There was a lot of good discussion between representatives from the MOD, MOJ, Home Office and others about the challenges […]

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