In the face of a substantial business transformation agenda, cloud computing has much to offer local authorities. It can provide a lower cost and more flexible IT platform needed to deliver a new breed of agile services. It can free councils from legacy IT system ‘handcuffs’ and liberate data so it can be used more effectively. And it can help councils to rebuild services in a digital construct around service users, not the service provider.
To build a clearer picture of the state of cloud adoption in local government we asked every council in the UK a set of questions to help us create a snapshot of what is really happening. This initial report – the first of two we will publish – shows the state of play of the top 100 councils by revenue.
We hope you will find the insight useful in helping inform where your organisation is relative to the leading local authorities and where you need to be in the future.