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Cloud Services (392_19)


I would like answers to the questions below to be provided to me via email.

  1. Do you use any public cloud services?
  • Yes
  • No


  1. Do you use any of the following cloud services? (indicate all that apply)Microsoft Azure Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Other (please indicate)


  1. Approximately what percentage of your IT infrastructure runs in the public cloud?
  • 0%
  • 1-25%
  • 26-50%
  • 51 -75%
  • 76-99%
  • 100%


  1. What challenges did you encounter when moving to the public cloud (select all that apply)
  • Migrating certain applications
  • Lack of senior buy-in
  • Difficulty in proving ROI
  • Budget constraints
  • Licensing concerns
  • Compliance concerns
  • Security concerns
  • Lack of appropriate skills
  • Vendor lock-in
  • Not applicable


  1. What are the current challenges you experience when it comes to procuring and managing IT? (select all that apply)
  • Keeping pace with technology advancement
  • Keeping up with government policies such as ‘Cloud First’
  • Demands for an agile workforce
  • Pressures to reduce costs/lack of budget
  • Expectations of minimum business disruption
  • No central funding and non-negotiable supplier prices
  • Lack of appropriate skills supporting digital transformation
  • Increase in threat from cyber-attacks


  1. The Police National Enabling Programme (NEP) aims to help forces adopt new cloud-based technologies and move to a standardised IT model. Have you begun any projects under the NEP?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Plan to within the next 12 months


  1. What are the biggest benefits you expect to experience as a result of digital transformation and the National Enabling Programme? (select all that apply)
  • Ability to collaborate and share data and services with other forces
  • Consistency and common standards in operations and outcomes
  • Scalable solution that can move at speed to meet demands
  • Improved security and defence against cyber-attack
  • Free resources to fight ‘frontline’ crime
  • Improve the reputation of police amongst general public
  • Ability to meet targets of the Policing Vision 2025
  • Other


Please find attached our response