Tuesday, 27 September 2011
On 21st June 2011, John McClelland CBE published his Scottish Government commissioned review of ICT infrastructure in the public sector in Scotland.
Within the review, McClelland takes note of the emergence of “Cloud Computing” and identifies that the adoption of this way of working could be appropriate to be developed more widely. McClelland notes the “dramatic growth in distributed computing” and identifies that the perceived expense can be a misconception with higher capacity, faster data communication and centralisation a way of providing comparable services in a more flexible and financially agreeable way.
Gerry Gavigan, OSC Chair, will be expressing caution, presenting on the importance of localism and the unique features of the value of data and will draw on the recently publish Wales Government ICT strategy and the recent report by the UK Government Public Administration Select Committee findings from its Inquiry into Government IT.