The mission of civicloud.com is to develop the public sector market and prepare cloud computing suppliers for this opportunity. Firstly, few Senior Executives in the public sector know about cloud computing. IT departments in local authorities and other local public bodies know that cloud computing reduces IT expenditure and redresses the power-balance with front-line services. However, one of the biggest barriers to change will be the bureaucratic resistance to removing established orthodoxies and former ‘sacred cows’.  Cloud based solutions are already capable of cutting ICT costs by up to two thirds, but IT managers and others will take some persuading.

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on him not understanding it."
Upton Sinclair 

For these reasons, in local government and other local public bodies the cloud is an unexploited opportunity for efficiencies.