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Government looks to the cloud
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The government is set to embrace cloud computing, it has been revealed.
As part of its Digital Britain report, Whitehall has proposed the development of the "G-cloud", a network covering all state IT systems.
Although it will take three years for the plan to be finalised, departments have been told to act now to ensure future procurement efforts are compatible with the changeover.
"All those government bodies likely to procure ICT services should look to do so on a scaleable, cloud basis such that other public bodies can benefit from the new capability," the report stated.
In order to achieve this, the government's chief information officer will have to sign off all major new IT projects.
Recently, the government announced that any future public sector IT contracts will feature a training commitment which the winning firm will have to meet.
The move is aimed at boosting skills in the sector.
Posted by John Lynes.
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