Blog August 25, 2014

The Government’s Growing Presence in the Cloud

While it’s no secret that cloud computing has been transforming the private sector across a variety of industries. Lately there has been a spike in news coverage highlighting government agencies’ move to the cloud; for example, the CIA, Department of Defense and the state of California. Under the Obama administration’s “Cloud First” policy, government agencies have been trying to move away from operating their own data centers in favor of adopting cloud-based services. The increased momentum toward cloud computing demonstrates how government agencies are not only capitalizing upon the many costs benefits associated with cloud computing, but also the ability to streamline and modernize their business models.

Government agencies, just as many companies around the world, can benefit from the cloud’s ability to:

  • Increase scalability, i.e. systems can quickly be scaled or upgraded;
  • Provide a range of IT consolidation solutions, i.e. government agencies are able to increase operational efficiencies and reduce the cost of IT ownership;
  • Allow greater flexibility, i.e. deploy services with elastic capacity and become increasingly responsive in today’s changing business conditions; and
  • Increase efficiency and productivity, i.e. streamline the information and documentation process by making it increasingly available and at one’s fingertips.

The transformative effect cloud computing is having on today’s businesses environments is also having a positive impact on the way these agencies are run. We have been serving this industry for 10+ years now and are getting ready to further expand our government certified hosting services later on this year.

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