Date Added: Aug 2009
Public sector and federal government agencies are looking for better vehicles to tame IT budgets, and at the same time provide agile IT services to organizations, citizens and constituents. The paradigm of cloud computing, which has been recently introduced and developed, offers means for public managers and government executives to address issues of budget constraints and agility of service. Simultaneously, new cloud computing-based business models and vehicles are being debated, defined, and implemented in the industry. If adopted and implemented, these business models would require not only new architectures, but also new ways to acquire and procure IT services. These requirements imply that governments need to carefully evaluate how to adopt cloud computing.