The NSW Government has announced its new services will be “public cloud by default”.

The state has revealed a new policy position for all IT procurements, in which NSW agencies will be expected to adopt a “public cloud by default” approach.

Customer service minister Victor Dominello says it is part of a new cloud strategy aimed at accelerating public and private cloud adoption.

The announcement comes in addition to a whole-of-government sourcing agreement to help agencies consume Vault Cloud and Amazon Web Services cloud services.

Mr Dominello said the new policies will “embed a ‘public cloud by default’ principle across all ICT procurement decisions” to increase the use of cloud services in a “united and secure manner.”

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