Thanks you can access the report by clicking here

We Are also hosting a series of free workshops that will look into the research findings in more detail, more information is below.


Workshop: Evolving to new IT models 

Click here to register your interest in either workshop

​• Wednesday 18th April, 9.30 - 14.00 at Kensington Town Hall, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

• Tuesday 1st May, 9.30 - 14.00 at Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe

Our research showed that showed that cloud adoption is increasing and is seen as strategically important but barriers exist to councils fully taking advantage of the opportunity it presents.  

Kicking off with a series of lightning talks and using google design sprint methodologies we will aim to explore common problems raised during our research interviews, such as: 

  • Changing finance models – from CapEx to OpEx 
  • Building a business case and securing buy-in from across the organisation for a move to the cloud 
  • Legacy IT systems and apps, and the challenges of managing a hybrid infrastructure  
  • Reskilling and culture change 

We hope that you will take this opportunity to come and work with colleagues from across local government, share experiences and explore new ways of working.

If you're interested in coming, please register your interest here.


About the author

Natasha Veenendaal

Natasha runs Eduserv's Local Government Executive Briefing programme. Working closely with Jos Creese, Principal Analyst, and the steering group of senior local government leaders, she aims to increase sector-wide understanding of the benefits of cloud computing and broader digital initiatives. This includes working on research reports, conducting interviews, putting together events and engaging with industry figures at events and through social media. Before Eduserv, she spent 14 years working for international publishing and events businesses. First in the financial sector with 9 years at Euromoney, including a two year secondment in Hong Kong, and more recently 5 years in digital, delivering conference agendas on topics such as app development, enterprise mobility, cloud, and digital marketing.

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