An ex Deputy Governor, Bill McCluggage, said that it is hard for many businesses to change they way they operate. He added that business people with 30 years experience are slow to change their habits and embrace modern technological developments such as cloud computing.
However, Mr. McCluggage also said that if businesses want to be successful in the future it is also important that they do change their habits.
I also believe he pointed out that cloud companies that suffered what are called outages should not be a reason for not accepting that this is the future. Amazon and salesforce.com were apparently two of a number of Silicon Valley-type businesses that suffered from this problem.
His remarks were mainly aimed at what he called government types. I think he was referring to politicians and civil servants who are generally known to be slow to act when change beckons.
“We are two years into the start of the build of a cloud environment – we are in the foothills of a mountain range, and that’s good because there’s opportunity to learn and develop,” he told channelregister.co.uk.
Mr. McCluggage added: “The current legacy environment that government is faced with has taken 20 to 30 years to build.”
He also suggested that it will take some time for government and others to see what all the fuss is about with cloud, but he thinks in the end it will be worth it.
Mr. McCluggage’s remarks came about after the former deputy governor had a meeting with the UK government’s Francis Maude, where the two discussed how sharing data effectively can reduce fraud.