Policy paper

Government cloud strategy

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The government's cloud computing (G-cloud) strategy to provide computing resources to users as needed.


Government cloud strategy

Government cloud strategy

Government cloud strategy

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This document is 1 of the 4 sub-strategies to the Government ICT Strategy. It helps to provide the environment and approaches to radically change government information and communications technology (ICT) landscape to create a more productive, flexible workforce that delivers digital public services in a much more cost effective way. See also the ministerial foreword.

Cloud computing has brought about a step change in the economics and sustainability of ICT enabled service provision. The government is committed to adopting cloud computing and providing computing resources to users as needed (an on-demand delivery model). By exploiting innovations in cloud computing we will transform the public sector ICT estate into one that is agile, cost effective and environmentally sustainable.