85% of organizations plan to shift to the cloud by 2025, and local governments are no different. With the world moving towards a cloud-based future, governments have also realized the endless scalability the cloud has to offer.
But what exactly are the ‘outcomes’ that are pushing governments to make this transition?
One of the number one reasons for governments adopting cloud services is that they greatly help them execute critical public initiatives and social development missions.
Cloud, being one of the most popular technologies in 2022, is driving digital adoption through its modernization capabilities that not only support the public sector but help flourish it in the long run.
In this blog, we discuss what role cloud adoption plays in accelerating digital transformation programs for governments, and how in turn, it contributes to wider digitization goals.
Why is cloud computing important for governments?
A cloud infrastructure acts as a flexible technology backbone for the government. This is because government officials and agencies can access critical information regardless of where they currently reside, allowing them to plan, initiate, and project public digital transformation programs as required.
Cloud policies on a county-wide level
Local governments across the globe are in a constant effort to make themselves future-ready for digital change. That being said, they are creating policies and processes that allow them to execute a foundational reinvention rather than ephemeral changes. Here’s how countries are leading the world with cloud policies and adding value-centered innovation to their transformation.
- United Kingdom
The World Bank, in its featured story, highlights one such development being carried out by the UK government where they adopt a cloud-first policy. As per rule, organizations willing to integrate their technology with public services must first consider cloud solutions offered by the government before they decide to use any other alternatives.
The same research presents the case for ‘G-cloud’ in Singapore where they adopt a slightly different approach to cloud adoption. G-cloud or Government Cloud is a private cloud equipped with powerful computing resources that help organizations meet government requirements across the board. With G-cloud, public and private clouds can work together to create hybrid cloud solutions and offer targeted cloud microservices to better meet public development objectives, and enforce data governance rules and regulations country-wide.
How can government utilize cloud computing?
Cloud computing is a key element of today’s digital government. Cloud services act as a catalyst in maximizing digital dividends and meeting digital transformation goals for governments. Analytical tools for big data processing and top-shelf cybersecurity features offered by the cloud allow governments to scale rapidly.
Here’s how cloud-based solutions are benefiting governments:
- Improving operational effectiveness with real-time preparedness for critical events
- Empowering the government workforce with effortless collaboration
- Scale with big data insights, cyber analytics, AI & ML
Governments opting for cloud-based solutions create credibility in the eyes of the public where there is a constant debate and concern about utilizing the cloud for sensitive data. As a matter of fact, when governments take the leap towards cloud adoption, it encourages the local business industry, stakeholders, and entrepreneurs to step into the cloud world as well, contributing to the wider digitization goals of a country.
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