By Tony Collins
HMRC has signed a deal with Skyscape Cloud Services for centralised data storage in the Cloud, says UKAuthority.
It quotes HMRC’s CIO, Phil Pavitt, as saying that the shift to cloud, “will save over £1m a year in running costs and will increase reliability and security of HMRC’s internal IT services”.
“The Skyscape contract is a major step for HMRC in moving away from traditional ways of working with large service providers. And it’s a great example of how we’re exploring smarter, more innovative solutions that make life simpler for us and help us provide a better deal for our customers.”
Data currently stored in local offices will be moved to cloud storage by early spring 2013 using the Public Services Network (PSN) as a conduit – a first in the use of cloud over PSN.
The Government Digital Service has signed a cloud deal with Skyscape too.