In the face of a substantial business transformation agenda, cloud computing has much to offer local authorities. It can provide a lower cost and more flexible IT platform needed to deliver a new breed of agile services. It can free councils from legacy IT system ‘handcuffs’ and liberate data so it can be used more effectively. And it can help councils to rebuild services in a digital construct around service users, not the service provider.

To build a clearer picture of the state of cloud adoption in local government we asked every council in the UK a set of questions to help us create a snapshot of what is really happening. This initial report – the first of two we will publish – shows the state of play of the top 100 councils by revenue.

We hope you will find the insight useful in helping inform where your organisation is relative to the leading local authorities and where you need to be in the future.

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About the author

Jos Creese

As Principal Analyst, Jos acts as the face of our Local Government Executive Briefing programme, independently educating IT and business leaders on a range of business issues and technological challenges. Jos is an independent consultant specialising in helping organisations shift to digital operating models, especially in the public sector. With over 25 years' IT management experience, he has held a number of CIO and non-executive director positions, including with Hampshire County Council as CIO and CDO, supporting business change programmes enabled by IT and leading many IT shared services and IT partnerships in the region. He was president of the Society of IT Management in 2010 and is current president of BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT). He has been named the ‘most influential and innovative UK CIO’ listed in the ‘Top 100 CIO’ since its inception.

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