HMRC has become the first government department to sign a cloud contract through the G-Cloud, the government's online IT services catalogue. Yesterday HMRC signed the contract with Skyscape Cloud to migrate all the tax collectors' data to the cloud over the next six months. It's one of the biggest contracts to be awarded through …
"all the tax collectors' data"
Really? All of it? The whole bang shoot? Really?
I so wish I could be watching this from the safety of a different tax jurisdiction...
"1. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES. The client must not use Skyscape’s service for any of the following "
"•cause annoyance to subscribers or others;"
Well the tax dept. is in breach of the Skyscape T&C from the get-go
So that's what he's been up to!
So bye bye to FAPs and CAFs and no more back up tapes to be controlled.
First step to looking at consolidating and moving data centres to the 'Cloud'? (shudder!)
This is actually an efficiency saving
After all why expose just a partial data set by leaving a USB stick on a train/bus/back of a taxi. You won't even have to replace the lost one.
Re: This is actually an efficiency saving
Just don't forget to stick a password like '1234' on it - just to give a casual nod toward the concept of data security.
1) So when (not if) the whole thing goes tits-up will we all be fined for non-payment of taxes, even though we were unable to do so?
2) Does Skyscape Cloud have any US connections? If so I'm sure our 'friends' will be delighted to have access to all the country's finances.
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