The police are seemingly well on the way to cracking the case when it comes to cloud adoption – with findings from a Freedom of Information request conducted by SoftwareONE showing two thirds of police forces are now using public cloud, writes Kevin Johnson, key account manager at SoftwareONE.
Migrating to the cloud unlocks many benefits for the police; fragmented by nature, the police is made up of 48 forces that all employ different technology platforms and processes. This presents a unique challenge and impacts their ability to easily share data, track trends and ultimately reduce crime. Adopting the cloud and creating a standardised, force-wide IT platform will improve data sharing and enable police in different locations to navigate the modern crime-scape together.
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