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industry news JUNE 2016 SURVEY REVEALS GROWING CONCERN AS CLOUD ADOPTION ‘DIVORCES’ PUBLIC SECTOR FROM THEIR DATA The public sector is under great pressure to reduce spending, increase efficiencies and adopt cloud models, transforming service delivery. Despite the benefits, cloud computing presents worrying hurdles relating to Interoperability, data security, governance and cost. With these matters in mind, GovNewsDirect has conducted a public sector survey, specifically for Central Government, Local Authorities & the Blue Light & Justice sector. In partnership with NetApp, the survey objective was to identify the current adoption and barriers of cloud services throughout the public sector. The survey received over 550 respondents, including C-suite, directors and heads within ICT, procurement, finance and many other departments. The report highlighted the key concerns, constraints and challenges organisations face when adopting cloud operations as part of their workflow