Government Cloud Computing

With all the budget issues going on today and with the Obama administration seeking to reduce the number of federal data centers and move apps to the cloud, it looks like a good time for cloud-savvy firms to be selling to the government. What happens at the federal level will likely trickle down to the state and local level. Not a bad market.

Here’s a recent Government Computer News article on the topic.

One big concern I always encountered when marketing and selling the cloud is security. And government agencies are very concerned about this, too. So you need to make sure you have a strategy for dealing with the “security” issue.

I believe moving many of the government data centers and apps to a cloud environment would help save a lot of money – not a trivial thing in today’s economy. But the various levels of government will likely pick and choose those apps and data centers that are less critical for the first move.

 

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