By Alex Anderton, Public Sector Expert, Dropbox
The cloud is here; and there’s a very good chance workers inside your local authority have already adopted it.
Dropbox usage across the UK government has doubled since 2014. And if we dig a little deeper into our data we see one in three local authorities have employees using Dropbox inside the workplace right now.
That’s just Dropbox.
“It doesn’t surprise me in the least”, Jos Creese told me – an independent digital consultant and ex-public sector CIO that we met at last month’s Socitm Conference.
“Certainly the evidence I see is that if you go into these organisations and start asking staff if they’re using some of these cloud based apps, the answer is always ‘yes’. The central IT department might not know about it but I always advise them to wake up to the fact it will be happening in their organisation. It’s the way things are heading.”
Large-scale digital transformation is a tough job for any business, but in the public sector, perhaps, the stakes are a little higher.
However, the benefits of adopting the right solution are transformative in themselves.
We’re all aware of the advantages of cloud, but that’s not the issue, is it? For many organisations we talk to, it’s getting there that’s the tricky bit.