This research report created alongside Socitm looks at the rate of cloud adoption In local authorities. Using a survey of 373 Local councils and interviews with a range of technology leaders in local government, the report includes:

  • Statistics on the rate of cloud use in local authorities today.
  • Factors holding councils back from further adoption.
  • The extent to which councils are deploying cloud.
  • Case studies from various councils about their use of cloud.


We would like to thank the following for their contributions to this research report:

  • Andy Evans, Head of ICT, Middlesbrough Council.
  • Maryvonne Hassall, IT Strategy Manager, Aylesbury Vale District Council
  • Simon Hughes, Head of Digital, Mid Sussex District Council
  • Roy Grant, Head of ICT at York City Council
  • Marion Sinclair, Head of Strategy and Enterprise Architecture, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
  • Rob Miller, Director of ICT, Hackney Council
  • Rob Musekiwa, Senior IT Consultant, Enfield Council
  • Gareth Pawlett, Chief Information Officer, Cheshire East Borough Council
  • Omid Shiraji, Interim Chief Information Officer, London Borough of Camden
  • Stephen Vercella, Head of ICT, Wiltshire Council
  • Laurence Whitlock, Director of IT at Strata (provides IT support services to East Devon
    District Council, Exeter City Council and Teignbridge District Council).
  • Kathleen Mackey, Interviewer and Researcher, Eduserv


Cant see the form? Download the report 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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