To modernize back-office systems and digitally transform government services, agencies are increasingly relying on cloud technologies. Cloud allows governments to be proactive rather than reactive in how they meet citizen needs and expectations. Cloud can also help agencies reduce costs, maximize efficiency, increase agility and prioritize spend on innovation and agency missions.
Cloud transformation can seem daunting. But what if you knew that your agency was working with companies that could simplify the process?
Incorporating new technologies, such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), can provide improved network functions, management and operations. There are a number of challenges to achieving digital transformation, but intelligent automation can better enable agencies to adopt SDN and NFV into their infrastructure.
Each year, government agencies lose billions of dollars due to fraud, waste and abuse. Government agencies tasked with fraud prevention are increasingly turning to geographic information system (GIS) platforms — utilizing maps, geo-enrichment and sophisticated data analytics — to tackle fraud, accurately identify patterns and problem areas and improve organizational efficiency.
Platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) are transforming the way government thinks about storage, integration, cybersecurity and analytics, and are helping agencies overcome common data challenges.
While many solutions exist for organizations and companies transitioning to cloud architecture, most aren’t suitable for the more sensitive government work.
Cloud computing provides a simple way for state and local government to access servers, storage, databases and other application services over the internet.
When it comes to adopting cloud services for functions such as HR or finance, concerns about security are often the biggest barrier. So how do you have a conversation around cloud when there are trust issues? We sat down with industry and gov experts to find out.
For Thursday’s online training, “IT Innovation and How to Get There,” GovLoop brought together experts Shashank Khandelwhal, Director of Cloud.gov at 18F, and Jason Adolf, Industry Practice Lead for Appian’s Federal Business, to discuss some of the challenges of digital transformation and strategies to achieve innovation.
A few things to consider when moving to the cloud.