Government plans to update “outrageously expensive” IT systems
With public pressure to reduce public sector spending the government’s move to cloud computing will reduce costs, increase performance and efficiency. As the project is expanded throughout the public sector demand will increase for positions such as cloud computing jobs and IT management jobs in the public sector.
At the recent digital networking event Teacamp, Chris Chant, government programme director for the cloud commented on the current government IT system “The vast majority is outrageously expensive, ridiculously slow, poor quality, and most unforgiveable it is rarely user-centric.”
His comments coincide with the release of the government’s Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) for IT, in which cloud computing forms a large part of the £1.4bn cost saving initiative. In the plan it is estimated that by 2015 50% of all government IT spending will be on cloud computing saving up to £120m per year.
For more a more detailed incite into the new plans and Chris Chant’s comments have a look at this article in computer weekly.
From a recruitment point of view, at ISL we are expecting a steady increase in demand for cloud computing jobs in the UK over the next few years, in addition to programming jobs and IT management jobs within the public sector. We currently have a number of positions available in IT, to view the current jobs we have please visit our IT jobs listings.