Posts Tagged ‘government’

UK and EU disagreement on Cloud policy

An interview with Denise McDonagh, the head of G-Cloud, and director for IT for the Home Office in the UK, has revealed a different attitude between the UK government and their counterparts in the EU. She described the EU approach to the cloud as “a bit more restrictive, and … still a bit old-world thinking”. […]

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Cloud Computing use increasing in local government

A recent survey by Eduserv has found that 71% of local councils across the UK are using some form of cloud computing, with 57.5% adopting cloud in the past 5 years. Perhaps surprisingly, cloud applications were the most popular in use, with 37% of local authorities using some form of SaaS, with cloud hosting at […]

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UK and EU cloud directives

Two recent governmental directives are important for cloud services providers to be aware of and understand. The first is from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) which has published new guidelines on the use of cloud computing and the Data Protection Act 1998. The document makes clear that it remains the responsibility of the business which […]

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