In December 2015 Considering Cloud Services was issued in line with the Public Service ICT Strategy. It provided advice to assist public service organisations in making informed, risk-based decisions in relation to the adoption of cloud services.
While much of the advice in Considering Cloud Services is still valid, this new advice note recognises that the world of cloud computing, as well as the policy and legislative environments, have developed rapidly since then. Moreover, it is clear that the industry has matured in terms of the viability and benefits of cloud adoption. Consequently, the Government believes that it is an opportune time for a more proactive and progressive approach to embracing cloud computing.