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Submission + - UK police planning major switch to cloud computing (

DMandPenfold writes: Police across the UK are considering a major move to cloud computing, dumping on-premise IT in an aggressive bid to cut costs, can reveal.

In a move likely to be seen as controversial given the sensitivity of police data, the Metropolitan Police is planning how to run a variety of front-end systems – for managing patrols, operations, incidents and investigations, managing evidence and forensics, and collating information – in the cloud. It is understood that if the project goes ahead, the Metropolitan Police would be the lead customer, with other forces buying services through a framework deal.

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UK police planning major switch to cloud computing

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