Cloud expected to deliver innovation in UK public sector

In times of relative uncertainty for UK investment in some sectors, it seems new technologies can fill some of the gaps that could be created by imminent funding shortfalls.

With needs to make ends meet and innovate on services fit for the next couple of decades, cloud computing and other technologies will be counted on to create the kinds of benefits private businesses have enjoyed.

Given that cloud tech, alongside edge computing, 5G, and hybrid services can no longer be seen as emerging technologies, it makes sense that public services can now access it.

These sectors tend to have less to invest in growth and optimisation because the public purse cannot incur such large costs upfront for untested technology.

Now that the benefits of cloud and the like are more evident, it is possible for organisations operating under the public guise to start implementing digital services and processes that can save money and resources in the long run.

Self-service is a key driver in providing what the public wants when accessing government services and national entities.

Paying tax is typically considered a chore when filing returns, but according to the latest research, it is partly because of how hard it has been to do such processes in the past.

Half of the UK polled in a recent survey said that digital services are now seen as 'very important' for carrying out their day-to-day lives.

From payments through cloud systems to automated local government functions, it appears the sector is starting to benefit the public purse as well as private innovation.