** This toolkit is being updated by the World Bank shortly. **
More and more governments are looking to move to a cloud platform. Cloud computing has the ability to level the technological playing field and enable countries with limited infrastructure and digitization to leap from countries that have a tradition, and less flexible infrastructure and a large number of large, legacy applications. However, a cloud platform does not replace needed strategic initiatives or overcome existing processes and regulations. It can be daunting for governments to implement a true cloud platform, especially as there may be specific and unique concerns around areas such as data security when using cloud technologies.