Cloudy picture: Why is fed IT slow at adopting the cloud?

Cloudy Picture: Why is Fed IT Slow at Adopting The Cloud?

Cloud - Cloudy Picture: Why is Fed IT Slow at Adopting The Cloud?

If there are obvious benefits for corporate IT to move to the cloud, what about Federal IT? Wouldn’t Fed IT benefit in the same way? Are there any situations where it doesn’t make sense for federal IT to move to the cloud? What special security challenges will federal IT face in adopting the cloud, and how will they be handled? What lack of resources or support is slowing down Fed IT adoption of cloud computing?


Andrea Di Maio, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Research

Andrea Di Maio is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research, where he focuses on the public sector, with particular reference to e-government strategies, Web 2.0, the business value of IT, open-source software, green IT... More   View all posts

Susan Swart, Chief Information Officer, Department of State

Susan H. Swart, a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, was appointed as the Chief Information Officer for the Department of State in February 2008. Prior to assuming her new position, she was the Deputy ... More   View all posts
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