As an information technology (IT) professional, you spend significant time purchasing, managing, upgrading and administering IT services. Often, these responsibilities are time-consuming and pull you away from fulfilling the most important mission-critical objectives at your agency. That’s why many IT departments have looked to the cloud to transform their operations.
An Oracle white paper reports that the use of cloud computing is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 26 percent. And, a recent Deloitte report predicts that in 2020 cloud computing is expected to account for 18 percent of the global IT market (excluding IT services and client devices). Leveraging Oracle solutions, the public sector can deploy a complete cloud solution.
For this industry perspective, GovLoop spoke with Oracle subject matter experts to explore how the Oracle cloud is:
- Open: Oracle can provide key components for your cloud, like database, middleware and applications, all built on open standards.
- Integrated: From business process related to human resources, financial management, procurement and customer relationship management, they can all be integrated with the Oracle cloud.
- Secure: With an aggressive approach to security, Oracle offers a holistic solution to safely secure your agencies information in the cloud, while meeting federally mandated security standards.
- Complete: The Oracle cloud is complete, as it offers software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and infrastructure- as-a-service (IaaS), along with options for on-premise and hybrid clouds to meet your business objectives.
With these offerings, agencies must consider a variety of different solutions. One of the key decisions is to select a public or private deployment model. “Before you make a decision, you should understand what the business drivers are so you don’t go with a public cloud solution when you should go private cloud, or vice versa,” advised Aaron Erickson, Director Government Innovation, Oracle. “You must understand what the drivers are and how to make the right decision.”
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