The adoption of cloud across the public sector has typically been slower than other markets such as retail and financial services, in part due to the slower uptake of cloud across local government. At the end of 2014, central government accounted for 80 per cent of G-Cloud spend, but local government only six per cent. However, the UK government is now firmly behind the cloud, with new strategies such as ‘Digital by Default’ and ‘Cloud First’ driving more rapid adoption across both central and local government.
However, despite the cost savings and efficiencies that cloud computing delivers, Sungard Availability Services’ research revealed some alarming figures. UK public sector organisations are, collectively, spending over £300 million every year on unexpected costs for managing and maintaining cloud computing environments. It is clear from the research that the cloud has also created a more complex operating environment for both central and local government bodies, something of a ‘Cloud Hangover’ in fact.
To find out how to cure the Cloud Hangover in the Public Sector, download the full report below.