Scotland's Digital Future: Scottish public sector cloud computing guidance

Guidance and principles on cloud computing in the Scottish public sector.


  • cloud based solutions will be the dominant approach for the Scottish public sector
  • the assessment criteria and guidance on the procurement and usage of cloud offerings that is being developed will be adopted
  • utility and cloud computing is considered in assessing the appropriateness of current arrangements and future investment plans, and a shift to the cloud takes place when this is the most cost-effective option that delivers business requirements

The principles and approaches will be aligned to the development of the European Commission's European Cloud Computing Strategy [1] and will be kept under review and amended or supplemented as cloud computing and legislation evolves and lessons are learned from the adoption and accelerated growth within the public sector.


Email: Philip Whitley

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