The Cloudy Future of Government It: Cloud Computing and the Public Sector Around the World

Date Added: Jan 2010
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Cloud computing is fast creating a revolution in the way information technology is used and procured by organizations and by individuals. This paper examine what cloud computing is and the importance of this new model of computing. Then the paper examines non-military uses of cloud computing in governments across the globe, from the Unites States to Europe and Asia. The paper looks at the resource - people and computing - issues involved in shirting to cloud computing. The author then presents his six-step "Cloud Migration Strategy" for governmental agencies to shift to cloud computing.