The use of cloud services has great potential. They offer huge potential synergies through the shared use or provision of services, and can support the bundling of resources and expertise. At the same time, however, this raises difficult questions regarding information security and data protection, the duty of confidentiality, criticality and sovereignty, which will need to be clarified transparently and for all three levels of government.
On the whole, administrations are uncertain about how to use cloud services, and in some cases there is a lack of resources for expanding expertise in these new technologies. For this reason, specific needs and corresponding institutional draft solutions should be evaluated and subsequently implemented. The earlier these questions can be clarified, the better the potential for synergies and savings can be exploited. In the process, the public administration's room for manoeuvre when dealing with IT providers can be bolstered. These efforts are a response to the Federal Council's instructions in the wake of the report on the Swiss cloud.
Goal: By 2026, the administrations have developed the institutional bases for implementing cloud services in compliance with the law, creating synergies and ensuring room for manoeuvre in dealing with IT service providers.