May 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm #99874
May 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm #99882
Why engage with solution, when the problem has not been defined accurately. Some of the agencies have also concluded that the cost savings, cost avoidance for IT portfolio cannot be established. This is despite the fact that agencies had earlier engaged Gartner wasting millions of dollars to conduct IT Optimization studies.
Erstwhile ITILOB Plan in the link below
When agencies can successfully establish demonstrable clear cost savings and cost avoidance argument, cloud computing as a solution achieving “economy of scale” driven by design considerations might be the inevitable choice.
Mandate must be for the cost savings in IT Infrastructure, Gartner study provides some of the options.
Also, it must not be forgotten that cyber-security is a real growing concern. Google itself has been victim to nefarious attacks. This undermines security related to still unproven and yet promising cloud computing.
May 5, 2010 at 11:41 am #99880
This is a Tad more difficult,
as, IMO, was rather accurately described in a Redmon Magazine online blog
Cloud computing may fundamentally change the way IT professionals do their jobs. Smart IT pros will be prepared for the upheaval to come.
Suspect that this is going to make the power struggle over the distribution of PC’s to every desktop, thus the distribution of CIO’s power, look like children playing cops and robbers in the playground.
MOST CIO’s who are NOT willing to change the way they have done business since the mid 80’s are going to fight this with all their energy. Especially after the epic battle that was won by the Technical people to re-centralize their power early this century
What the final outcome MIGHT be, WHO KNOWS????? Have seen some minor indications in some agencies that some of the technical leadership who were all about CONTROL slightly loosing their grip but got a long way to go….
May 11, 2010 at 7:06 pm #99878
The business case needs to be clear. It make more sense for data shared among multiple agencies, across different levels of government or sectors where it provides a clear advantage over agency managed data storage. It also may make more sense with new lines of data.
May 12, 2010 at 1:46 pm #99876
Here is a comment we received from Erich Darr over at FCW:
DISA has been doing “cloud” computing on on the mainframes it maintains for DoD for some time. It’s a secure environment and it works within DoD. Having private companies or governemnt and private companies share a mid-tier server creates security issues that I don’t believe either are prepared to deal with at this time.
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