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Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

With Government Digital Service’s (GDS) guidance on ‘Public sector use of the Public Cloud’ we are looking to create an industry report on how this new guidance may have changed the Cloud landscape for public sector organisations. In particular, we’re keen to ascertain if the guidance has helped ease concerns around moving to Public Cloud and what Public Cloud is being used for within your IT environments.
Please could we have responses by either paper or electronic copies.
1. Have you got a Cloud adoption strategy?
a. Yes
b. No

2. If yes does that strategy cover On-Premises, Private Cloud, Public Cloud or a Hybrid mix?
a. Yes
b. No

3. What are the issues you are concerned about with regards to Public Cloud:
a. Skills and Staffing
b. Service Level Agreements
c. Fear of Lock-in
d. Security / Audit
e. Data Sovereignty
f. Service Availability
g. Integration
h. Migration
i. Governance (e.g. spend control)

4. Are you currently using any Public Cloud resources at the moment?
a. Yes
b. No

5. If ‘No’ are you looking to add Public Cloud into your Cloud adoption strategy over the next 12 months?
a. Yes
b. No

6. Which Public Cloud resources are you using or planning on using?
a. Amazon AWS
b. Microsoft Azure
c. VMware
d. Google Cloud
e. IBM
f. Oracle
g. Other

7. What are your drivers for moving to Public Cloud? (multiple answers)
a. Reducing costs
b. Scalability
c. Innovation & Experimenting
d. Efficiency
e. Improving business IT agility
f. Improve data resiliency
g. Improve productivity

8. What workloads would you look to move into Public Cloud? (multiple answers)
a. Backup
b. DR
c. Test & Dev / DevOps
d. Data Analytics and BI (Business Intelligence)
e. Non clinical applications
f. Clinical applications

9. Which business functions would you move to the Cloud? (multiple answers)
a. CRM
b. HR / Payroll
c. ERP / SCM
d. Finance
e. Field Service Management
f. Website hosting

10. Do you have the skills in-house to transition to the Cloud?
a. Yes
b. No

11. If you have adopted Public Cloud how have you classified the outcome?
a. Failure
b. Partial or qualified success
c. Success

Yours faithfully,

Georgina Evans

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Dear Ms Evans,

Thank you for your information request of 9 August 2017, in which you
requested the following:

With Government Digital Service's (GDS) guidance on 'Public sector use of
the PublicCloud' we are looking to create an industry report on how this
new guidance may have changed the Cloud landscape for public sector
organisations. In particular, we're keen to ascertain if the guidance has
helped ease concerns around moving to Public Cloud and what Public Cloud
is being used for within your IT environments.

1. Have you got a Cloud adoption strategy?
a. Yes
b. No

2. If yes does that strategy cover On-Premises, Private Cloud, Public
Cloud or a Hybrid mix?
a. Yes
b. No

3. What are the issues you are concerned about with regards to Public
Cloud:
a. Skills and Staffing
b. Service Level Agreements
c. Fear of Lock-in
d. Security / Audit
e. Data Sovereignty
f. Service Availability
g. Integration
h. Migration
i. Governance (e.g. spend control)

4. Are you currently using any Public Cloud resources at the moment?
a. Yes
b. No

5. If 'No' are you looking to add Public Cloud into your Cloud adoption
strategy over the next 12 months?
a. Yes
b. No

6. Which Public Cloud resources are you using or planning on using?
a. Amazon AWS
b. Microsoft Azure
c. VMware
d. Google Cloud
e. IBM
f. Oracle
g. Other

7. What are your drivers for moving to Public Cloud? (multiple answers)
a. Reducing costs
b. Scalability
c. Innovation & Experimenting
d. Efficiency

e. Improving business IT agility
f. Improve data resiliency
g. Improve productivity

8. What workloads would you look to move into Public Cloud? (multiple
answers)
a. Backup
b. DR
c. Test & Dev / DevOps
d. Data Analytics and BI (Business Intelligence)
e. Non clinical applications
f. Clinical applications

9. Which business functions would you move to the Cloud? (multiple
answers)
a. CRM
b. HR / Payroll
c. ERP / SCM
d. Finance
e. Field Service Management
f. Website hosting

10. Do you have the skills in-house to transition to the Cloud?
a. Yes
b. No

11. If you have adopted Public Cloud how have you classified the outcome?
a. Failure
b. Partial or qualified success
c. Success

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act). Answers to all your questions are listed below:

1. No

2. N/A

3. N/A

4. No

5. Yes

6. d

7. a - g

8. d

9. f

10. Yes

11. N/A

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

4th floor, 100 Parliament Street

London SW1A 2BQ

Tel: 020 7211 6395

www.gov.uk/dcms

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