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Why the Government and The Cloud need to come together

posted Nov 1, 2011, 10:29 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 27, 2011, 7:16 PM by Unknown user ]
Highlights from Darrell M. West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies, Brookings Institute - "Saving Money Through Cloud Computing"

 "Cloud computing has the potential to produce “an explosion in creativity, diversity, and democratization predicated on creating ubiquitous access to high-powered computing resources.” By freeing users from being tied to desktop computers and specific geographic locations, clouds revolutionize the manner in which people, businesses, and governments may undertake basic computational and communication tasks"

"To evaluate the possible cost savings a federal agency might expect from migrating to the cloud, in this study I review past studies, undertake case studies of government agencies that have made the move, and discuss the future of cloud computing. I found that the agencies generally saw between 25 and 50 percent savings in moving to the cloud. For the federal government as a whole, this translates into billions in cost savings, depending on the scope of the transition."

"Agencies generally saw between 25 and 50 percent savings in moving to the cloud. For the federal government as a whole, this translates into billions in cost savings, depending on the scope of the transition.

For entire transcript - Go to Brookings Institute
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