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Experiences of uk government cloud adoption


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A talk delivered by Andrew Hawkins at Cloud Control: Implementing Cloud Computing 2014, a seminar hosted by Civil Service World and Eduserv. It presents the findings from our research into the current state of cloud adoption within government. You can read the full report here:

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Experiences of uk government cloud adoption

  1. 1. Experiences of UK Government Cloud Adoption Research results Andrew Hawkins, Sales Director, Eduserv @andrewhawkins65 #cswcloud
  2. 2. Eduserv 14 Years Not-for-Profit “IT for Public Good” Cloud Hosting Managed Services Web Development Consultancy
  3. 3. Who we work with
  4. 4. Our survey 829 responses 69 government organisations
  5. 5. Where we are
  6. 6. 60% …of current activity focuses on low hanging fruit like isolated line-of-business applications It’s still very early days
  7. 7. 40% have disaster recovery/back up in cloud have software in cloud More sophisticated cloud solutions are in the minority
  8. 8. 40% 57% say operational efficiency is the main reason for cloud adoption
  9. 9. 40% Only 10% using cloud to improve public services
  10. 10. 40% say their experience of cloud IT is poor described problems with accessing data or applications
  11. 11. What’s stopping us
  12. 12. 40% Only 27% say their cloud adoption is due to Cabinet Office policy G-Cloud impact is still gaining momentum
  13. 13. 40% American National Security Agency revelations have changed behaviour around cloud use 49% say they have concerns over cloud security Security is still a concern 32%
  14. 14. What we need
  15. 15. 40% 75% say stakeholders don’t understand benefits of cloud Only 49% of government organisations say they have the skills they need 88% say a lack of training on cloud is an issue for their organisation More knowledge and skills
  16. 16. 40% Only 54% have the project management skills they need 20% say they are nowhere near Better project management
  17. 17. 40% 83% of those that know about DevOps say it would improve cloud migration Yet only 10% government professionals have heard of it Dev Ops to open the door
  18. 18. Concluding thoughts Things have progressed significantly in the past two years Majority of cloud deployments to date are tactical Satisfaction is mixed Knowledge and Skills needs work – this is a collaborative task – Cabinet Office, Suppliers, Departments and Agencies HOWEVER … We all have work to do!
  19. 19. Delivering Cloud First report Click here to visit the Eduserv website and download the full research report.