Understanding the risks and rewards of public sector cloud

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From Cloud First initiative to security risks there are many elements to consider for the public sector CIO in their journey to leverage multi-tenants platform the way enterprise do.

Since the Cloud First policy launched in 2013, cloud computing has moved into the mainstream of business – but public sector cloud adoption is still lagging behind.

The obvious reason for this is simply that public sector risk appetite is too low. Concern surrounding the security of organisational content and data is preventing public sector bodies from embracing more flexible, mobile and productive ways of working. Can the public sector CIO bring cloud computing into the organisation in a way that addresses these security concerns? What’s the opportunity for central and local government? What should the public sector CIO consider? And can they leverage multi-tenants public clouds like enterprise do?