Cloud Policy

The policy aims to establish a cloud mindset for the consumption of infrastructure, software and platforms and encourage the widespread adoption of cloud services.
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The objectives of the policy are to:

  • establish the expectation across government that cloud services should be adopted in favour of traditional, own and operate ICT solutions where appropriate
  • create a more flexible, connected and agile public sector that fully understands the cost of its ICT
  • build the requisite skills within Government’s ICT workforce to effectively leverage cloud offerings to deliver new and improved services
  • reduce Government’s physical footprint of owned infrastructure such as replicated servers and static storage.

You can join the discussion on the Cloud Community of Practice within the CIO yammer portal. This forum is for agency representatives to collaborate, share information and grow the cloud support materials.  A Cloud Supplementary Guide and Operational Support Materials, including fact sheets, tools and case studies are shared on this portal.