Thursday, May 10th, 2012
According to public sector tech insider Andrew Hawkins, the government could be riding the wave of cloud adoption. While government IT departments are not known for speedy innovation, Hawkins wrote for BusinessCloud9 that the benefits of the cloud have won over several agencies. The benefits of cloud archiving and cloud storage to the public sector have become too numerous to ignore.
According to Hankins, the new model of government IT procurement gives an edge to small, agile projects better suited to addressing individual IT needs. The effect of purchasing efficiently is multiplied where cloud systems are concerned. Since cloud applications can be installed quickly, with no new hardware, a fast deployment in the cloud is even faster.
Hawkins stated that the fear of failure has faded from the government IT sector and that decision makers are approving bolder moves than ever before. He said that the cloud has already changed the U.K.'s government and that, in 2012, it may do the same in the U.S.
The private sector appears ready to give the cloud increased attention. A recent Deloitte survey of It priorities for 2012 found the cloud in a rising position, with 40 percent of decision makers placing the cloud and Software-as-a-Service in their top 3 areas of interest. The figure last year was only 29 percent.
Tags: Big Data and Storage