Why are councils lagging behind the public sector in cloud adoption?

16 April 2019

It’s been six years since the government introduced its ‘Cloud First’ policy and the scale and success of adoption throughout local councils is less then impressive, especially in comparison with other sectors in the public arena.

 According to a new joint study by Eduserv and Socitm, only 44% of councils currently have a cloud infrastructure policy in place, being left behind by public bodies (79%), universities (55%) and emergency services (51%). With just 21% using the cloud, councils are ranking third on public sector cloud adoption, only ahead of the emergency services (13%) in the sectors measured. In the meantime, universities and public bodies rank in the top two spots, with 36% and 29% of cloud usage respectively.

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