How the Cloud can help us plan for Brexit

Grazed from GovernmentComputing. Author: Editorial Staff.

The deployment of cloud technologies mayhelp ease some of the planning necessary to help shape the new post-Brexit political and economic landscape, says John Glover, sales & marketing director at Kahootz. Although the country voted to Brexit it is clear that very little detailed thinking or scenario planning had actually been done by the Leave campaigners.

Remaining positive, they avoided discussing the many issues that would need resolution, arguing that the future is full of uncertainties whichever way the population voted. The urgent problem, to work out the detail, develop smooth transition plans and identify essential changes to policies and regulations, has been dumped at the door of resource constrained Whitehall departments...

If the government was looking for a transformational agenda, it certainly has one now! The challenge for the government is to gather together the best resources and expertise they have without delay, to be ready for the ticking Article 50 clock. With so many departments and key stakeholders impacted by this seismic event, the collaborative and consultative effort required should not be under-estimated. Given horrendous time constraints that are beyond their control, the last thing civil servants need now is to worry about lengthy procurement processes, particularly for the essential ICT tools they will now need to facilitate stakeholder engagement and to collaboratively work towards Brexit...

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