The Government ICT Strategy sets out to deliver better public services for less cost, and to release savings by implementing technology that increases public sector productivity and efficiency. Delivering public services online is fundamental to shifting the government’s approach to interacting with citizens and businesses. It’s a shift that has to be supported by the right technologies and systems.
Rapid time to deployment of online services is critical, given the deadlines and standards set by the Digital by Default agenda. Cloud computing offers short procurement cycles and short deployment times, which help reduce application development lead times. In addition, cloud’s inherent elasticity can help you respond to fluctuating demand. Cloud computing also offers access to extensive resources that improve availability, reduce risk and provide greater security. It can also help you move towards common infrastructure and shared services.
Many central government departments are now delivering not just exemplar services online, but larger transactional services as well. Legacy applications are being shifted to the cloud. All this means more complex solutions are required and more significant workloads are generated.
UKCloud offers a range of services to help implement online services quickly and securely. We also offer services that can support you as migrate other applications to the cloud whilst also leveraging existing investments in legacy systems.
By implementing a cloud solution you will be adhering to initiatives such as Cloud First. You can also procure our cloud services quickly and simply via G-Cloud — an Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)-compliant framework.
We provide assured cloud services designed specifically for the UK public sector. Our services are UK Government accredited up to IL3 and so suitable for all data at OFFICIAL (including OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE). So, you can use our infrastructure to deliver service while protecting citizen data.