A majority (63%) of senior public sector ICT staff are “unconvinced” the government will hit its target of 50% of new IT spending via the Cloud. The number comes from new research from virtualization specialist VMware, which surveyed 189 tech leaders in the sector but found just 19% felt the government had done a good job of communicating its G-Cloud plans to the public sector.
Another 17% said they did not fully understand the plans because they had not yet taken the time to examine them. The main reasons why respondents thought the government would miss targets: the need to maintain legacy services (18%); tie-in to existing contracts (17%); lack of clarity around government Cloud Computing plans (15%); security fears (12%); lack of willingness for the public sector to change; lack of understanding of Cloud technologies (and initial cost outlay (all 10%).
Source: Business Cloud 9