Cabinet minutes for public cloud services
Records of the decisions Cabinet has made about government organisations using public cloud services.
Accelerating the use of public cloud services in the NZ government
In July 2016, Cabinet endorsed increasing government organisations’ use of infrastructure tools and web applications offered through public cloud services. This included requiring government organisations to have a cloud plan and allowing them to use offshore-hosted office productivity services.
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Other Cabinet minutes of decisions
- Cloud computing risk and assurance framework (PDF 286KB)
October 2013 — Cabinet endorsed government organisations in adopting public cloud services on a case-by-case basis, following a risk assessment. Storing data classified higher than RESTRICTED was not permitted in public cloud services.
- Improving government information and communications technology assurance (PDF 546KB)
June 2013 — Cabinet extended the risk assessment process for cloud to the system-wide information and communications technology (ICT) assurance framework.
- Managing the Government’s adoption of cloud computing (PDF 609KB)
August 2012 — Cabinet endorsed government organisations in adopting public cloud services in preference to traditional information technology (IT) systems. At this time, government organisations were not allowed to use offshore-hosted office productivity services.