We’re only a few weeks into 2018 and it’s already been a busy time for the public sector, with cabinet reshuffles and talks of a potential second EU referendum dominating the news agenda.
It's set to be a significant year for the tech players supporting governments, too, with the introduction of the general data protection regulation (GDPR) also playing centre stage in just a few months' time. So what should we expect this year from the public sector?
Earlier this year, the government launched its latest Digital Strategy outlining its vision for digital public services in the UK. From the delivery of world-class broadband connectivity to robust cyber-security practices, public clouds and improved digital skills, the government has committed to developing single cross-government platform services – regardless of any departmental divides.
Embracing the cloud has been seen as both a cause of celebration and concern for the UK public sector. We all understand the value, potential and opportunity transitioning to the cloud provides organisations, from cost-savings to an improved citizen experience.