The majority of the UK’s local councils run two or more data centres each, suggesting cloudy adoption is still a long way off for local gov, according to Freedom of Information research.

Requests sent to the UK’s 100 largest local authorities revealed that two-thirds of councils run at least two bit barns and store 90 per cent or more of their data on premises – according to findings from IT service provider Eduserv.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.