GDS has completed a cross-government review of the Cloud First policy. The policy is not being revised, reissued or renamed. Instead, we’re looking at ways to better meet users' needs around cloud, predominantly by providing more detailed guidance and support.
Our initial research shows that government organisations are facing challenges balancing capabilities and lock-in when using the cloud.
Back in 2014 we held an unconference aimed at creating a conversation between technologists across government. The event, dubbed StackTech, turned out to be a big success and led to discussions still going on today, like how to improve reuse …