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Cloud not ready for public sector market

The Guardian - Chris Pope, director of transformation at Merton council told the Guardian's SmartGov Live event in London that he was "nervous" about adopting cloud computing and being infrastructure free.

"Why? Because I do not trust the supply market yet," he said. "The number of instances of organisations taking their IT services back in-house, because the service they have got from their supplier has not been up to standard, are too frequent at the moment and there is too much risk at this stage … to be completely infrastructure free."

Another issue, says Pope, is whether application providers would be willing to deliver services that will sit within a limited cloud.