It’s prediction season in Federal IT, and time to take bets if 2017 will (finally) be the year agencies find a way to speed their path to the cloud. Signs point to yes. GSA has signaled it’s working to streamline and accelerate the FedRAMP process, although it’s too early to know if the improvements will […]
While the final presidential debate is a wrap, the Federal cloud debate (slightly more quiet) continues. Like the election, cloud has the potential to impact government for many years to come, from ensuring soldiers have the needed intelligence to make good decisions on the battlefield, to NIH having the ability to pool medical research and find new cures for disease.
As agencies navigate cloud, they continue to leverage and build upon lessons learned. And, it seems to be working: According to a recent MeriTalk study, 75% of Federal cloud decision-makers say their workforce is somewhat or very comfortable with moving its systems to the cloud. But, how did they get there and what’s really the […]
We don’t need a crystal ball to know the future is bright for Federal cloud. While agencies are starting to embrace cloud – today, 85% of Federal cloud decision-makers are more optimistic about what cloud can do for their agency than they were five years ago – think we can all agree the Federal IT […]
Federal IT executives are focused on the future. And, as agencies consider modernization strategies and options, most agree that cloud will be a foundational component. While cloud conversations have been ongoing for many years, widespread use of cloud models remains a challenge. There is still confusion about choices, migration paths, and which cloud offerings are […]
According to the MeriTalk “Cloud Without the Commitment” report, 75 percent of Feds want to move more services to the cloud – but aren’t really ready to say “I do.” In fact, according to this study, 65 percent of agencies are not adequately prepared before they walk down the cloud aisle. As agencies approach cloud […]
Cloud isn’t a new concept for government. Approximately 8.5 percent – or roughly $7 billion – of the government’s IT spending goes to provisioned services like cloud today. But, even greater opportunity for savings is ahead, as agencies focus hard on legacy migration. The costs associated with maintaining outdated infrastructure have reached the impossible point. OMB’s […]
The pressure is on for agencies to make the move to cloud – just 13 percent of Feds say they can deploy new systems as fast as required. However, agencies know cloud is here to stay. When it comes down to it, Feds are optimistic – 70 percent say increasing their cloud adoption pace will improve IT’s ability to innovate.
To score a home run, you have to cover all the bases. But getting from start to finish is harder than it looks. For Federal agencies, hitting IT out of the park is even more difficult due to budget constraints, lengthy procurement processes, and staffing difficulties. And, as agencies continue to spend 79 percent of […]
Today, just 13 percent of Feds say they can deploy new systems as quickly as required. And, it’s no secret agencies are being pushed to make the move to cloud – whether it’s data center consolidation initiatives, flexible performance to meet constituents’ on-demand requests, simply the desire to increase overall IT efficiency, or the demands of the current regulatory environment.
We all agree cloud consumption is inherently more efficient – helping agencies shift from CapEx to OpEx – and more flexible – enabling “anything as a service,” where agencies pay for what they use vs. pay for what they project.
Federal IT leaders have the best possible cloud intentions – from Cloud First to Shared First to FDCCI to FedRAMP. And, there is motivation. By most accounts, 80% of Federal IT dollars are currently spent on life support for legacy systems – an equation that needs to change. […]
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