Why the UK Government’s Re-Evaluation of its Cloud First Policy is a Sign of the Times


The UK’s cloud-first policy has been highly influential in shaping the British government’s IT buying habits over the last few years, writes Neil Stobart, VP, global system engineering at Cloudian Inc.

With more than £4.9 billion in cloud purchases made via the G-Cloud procurement framework since its launch in 2013 – 81 percent of this coming through central government – it has had a fundamental influence on how the public sector thinks about the way it accesses, manages and stores data, by encouraging the public sector to embrace more flexible and cost efficient infrastructure options.

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