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UNIVERSITIES LEAD PUBLIC SECTOR IN CLOUD ADOPTION
Analysis of cloud adoption across councils, public bodies, universities and emergency services reveals slow progress and many hurdles to climb.Universities top the public sector cloud rankings (36% store at least 10% of their data in the cloud), followed by public bodies (29%) and local authorities (21%). Emergency services lag behind at just 13.Meanwhile, 91% of public bodies still use on premise data centre storage, compared to just a third of local authorities (34%) – this rises to 61% of emergency services and 72% of universities.The report by Eduserv and Socitm raises concerns that progress in the public sector still faces some serious challenges, six years on from the launch of the government’s Cloud First strategy.The study, based on data from 633 organisations and interviews with IT leaders across the public sector, identified variances in how many organisations have adopted a cloud infrastructure policy guidance or strategy.Public bodies lead with 79% having a strategy in place, followed by universities (55%). Meanwhile, just over half of emergency services (51%) and 44% of councils have taken similar steps. READ MORE