How cloudy is the future for the UK government?

“Times are hard” was a phrase often used in my house as a child usually when begging my mother for the latest pair of Nike trainers.  


Fast forward 20 years and not much has changed as we continue to struggle through the worst economic crisis we have ever seen. The downturn has had a huge impact upon the public sector with many departments being forced to cut budgets to help reduce the government deficit.

One way departments are seeking to cut costs is by reassessing their technology needs, which has in more cases than not, resulted in the implementation of cloud computing solutions. The government’s ‘G-Cloud’ framework hopes to eliminate waste by more efficient IT procurement helping departments innovate, creating a better public service. The framework includes a list of approved suppliers and provides quick and easy access to cloud services. The cost benefits of cloud adoption in the …