'Digital should be a journey of discovery for local government'
Five years ago, the government outlined its cloud first policy calling for the public sector to “consider…cloud solutions first before…any other option”. Even so, today four-fifths of local councils still rely on on-premises infrastructure, according to freedom of information requests.
What went wrong? At a time when local government is strapped for cash and facing rising citizen expectations, digital transformation should be a no-brainer.