Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 10 - Page 93

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// SolarWinds’ recent FOI request. However, security and compliance also remain concerns for central government as well as the MOD, although at a much lower 39%. The NHS, central government, and the MOD have all previously made significant investments in infrastructures, which have inadvertently created a legacy technology environment. Up to this point, this technology has been invaluable in digitalisation, but it now forms a barrier to public cloud adoption for 65% of central government organisations and 57% of NHS trusts. Existing licences for vendor-specific solutions are creating a sense of vendor lock-in, as organisations feel they need to justify their previous investment before adopting cloud technology. While this may be cost-effective in the short term, in the long term it could be a costly strategy. This i