The New South Wales state government is taking visionary but practical steps to towards cloud services adoption via a program of pilot projects. The projects recognise the need to treat cloud services as an emerging trend to be investigated and evaluated hands-on. It is a practical organisational learning exercise, not an ideological quest or a whole-of-government “grand plan”. Cloud services adoption is best driven at an agency-by-agency level with a focus on the promotion of early adoption, the realisation of business benefits, and the rapid propagation of lessons learned and successful solutions across agencies as confidence is gained.
Governments need to get hands-on with cloud services