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Whitehall to aim for half of ICT spend on cloud

The Guardian - Strategy implementation plan includes targets for cloud computing, the use of agile techniques and spending on the Public Service Network.

Cloud computing should account for half of central government's new ICT spending by the end of 2015, according to a new strategy document published by the Cabinet Office.

Other long term goals include the opening of the Government Application Store by the end of next year, the implementation of a strategy for end user devices by January 2013, the use of agile techniques in half of ICT programmes by April 2013 and 80% of government telecommunications to be spent on systems compliant with the Public Service Network (PSN) by March 2014.

The ambitions are outlined in the Government ICT Strategy - Strategic Implementation Plan, which provides the detail to follow up the wider strategy document that was published in March of this year.