“Cloud First” is Not Being Killed Off: GDS


Despite reports to the contrary, the government’s Cloud First policy is not being killed off, the Government Digital Service (GDS) confirmed today, it plans to “keep the policy as it stands. It’s not being revised, reissued or renamed.”

The announcement came amid growing speculation that Cloud First – which requires the public sector to evaluate cloud solutions first before considering any other option, and demonstrate that alternatives offer the “right levels of security, flexibility and value for money” – would be quietly retired, or at least rebranded.

Channel Web reported today that the Crown Commercial Service’s

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