In an effort to deliver better results for its citizens, over recent years the UK government has put more and more resources into modernising its services. It’s an initiative spurred on by a perfect storm of programme silos, regulatory burdens, the emergence of affordable AI, increasing cyber security risks plus the costs of aging and unsustainable IT.
The modernisation drive has coincided with a rapidly evolving and growing market for cloud technologies and services. The UK government’s Cloud First strategy is a significant driver for this modernisation effort. Government departments have come a long way from the initial push to cloud. Today, they appreciate that cloud technology adoption requires prioritised migration planning, sustainment and organisational maturity in order to realise the full benefit.