Direct contracts with providers of public cloud services
Your organisation might accept or negotiate contracts directly with the providers of public cloud services.
Buy public cloud services independently
You can buy public cloud services individually on a per-service basis. If you identify an application or tool that solves a business objective, your organisation might accept or negotiate a contract directly with the provider of that service.
Assess the risks before signing direct contracts for public cloud services
Before using a public cloud service, you’ll need to do a risk assessment. This includes any free trials of public cloud services.
Risk assessments are needed to account for factors that are unique to your:
- business context.
Check for documents you can use in your risk assessment
Another NZ government organisation may have previously assessed the public cloud service you’re looking to use. See which organisation to contact for information by:
Examples of public cloud services used by NZ government organisations
This is not a complete list and not all of these public cloud services will be appropriate for all information or every government organisation. That’s why it’s important to assess the risks before using a public cloud service.
Business process mapping
Chat and video communications
Customer relationship management
- Loomio (collaborative decision-making platform)
- Facebook (social media)
- LinkedIn (social media)
- Twitter (social media)
- Yammer (enterprise social network)
Geographic mapping and analysis
- SAP SuccessFactors (employee engagement and information system)
- Modern Hire (video interviewing)
- Springboard (recruitment)
- Xref (reference checks)
Legal practice management
- Google G Suite (email, calendar, documents, Drive)
- Diligent Board Portal (collaboration tools for board meetings)
- Microsoft 365 for enterprise (Office applications, Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams)
Secure file sharing
- Amazon S3 (part of Amazon Web Services)
- Dropbox Business
- Google Drive (part of Google Gsuite)
- Objective Connect
- OneDrive for business (part of Microsoft Office 365)
- Sharepoint Online (part of Microsoft Office 365)
- Bitbucket (code collaboration and version control)
- Enterprise Tester (test management and quality assurance)
Cloud computing platforms
These host other non-cloud native software.
Data and analytics tools
- Amazon Web Services Data and Analytics
- Microsoft Azure data services
- Power BI
Help us update this list
This is not an exhaustive list.
Let the Government Chief Digital Officer’s team know about other public cloud services that your organisation has assessed which others might find useful.