How to adopt public cloud services
What to do before using public cloud services, and how government organisations buy them and make them available to their people.
Before using public cloud tools or applications
You must consider your government organisation’s business context and do a risk assessment. The Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO) has information to help with assessing the risks to information systems.
Help with public cloud services
In addition to the information on Digital.govt.nz, the GCDO has set up a network for learning about using public cloud services.
Buying public cloud services one at a time
You can buy cloud services individually on a per-service basis, such as those often used for working remotely.
Using all-of-government agreements with public cloud services
To simplify contractual processes and leverage the scale of New Zealand’s government organisations as a single customer, certain public cloud services are available for purchase under an all-of-government agreement, such as the:
- Amazon Web Services Cloud Framework Agreement
- Human Resources Information System
- Microsoft Cloud, Software and Services Agreement
- Oracle Software Framework Agreement
- SAP Cloud Framework Agreement
- TechnologyOne Cloud Framework Agreement.
Allowing your organisation to use a variety of cloud services
It’s important for decision makers and designers of information and communications technology (ICT) to allow their organisations to use a wide range of commonly used cloud services. You can do this by:
- providing a choice of tools
- allowing your staff to connect to collaborative tools used by other organisations
- training your people to follow best practices.