According to the latest research from government cloud provider Eduserv, a lack of awareness and skills around cloud computing is halting its adoption in central government.

Of course, given the survey is conducted by a company which provides IT to the public sector, it was only ever going to be this conclusion – but the skills gap fear for cloud computing is a real one.
Back in January 2013 IDC proclaimed that the cloud skills gap was increasing – approximately 1.7m cloud related job roles weren’t filled because of lack of training, certification and experience.

“Government is in a position where the technology and tools are available to improve efficiency and performance, but it needs to take action to make sure it has the skills and knowledge to deliver the benefits it expects from its cloud-first programe,”said Andrew Hawkins, director of government services at Eduserv.

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