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Surviving an Environment of IT Change By @Kevin_Jackson | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The Federal government today is in the midst of a revolution

"The Federal government today is in the midst of a revolution. The revolution is challenging the norms of government by introducing new ways of serving the people. New models for creating services and delivering information; new policies and procedures that are redefining federal acquisition and what it means to be a federal system integrator. This revolution also lacks the physical and tangible artifacts of the past. Its ephemeral nature, global expanse and economic impact all combine in a tidal wave of change. This revolution is called cloud computing."

Sponsored by ViON Corporation, my latest whitepaper looks at the challenges government organizations face as they transition to the cloud computing world.

"What many saw as merely political theater, Vivek Kundra and Steven Van Roekel leveraged this amazing confluence of events as the impetus for reinventing government information technology. Through the use of Techstat, FedRAMP, Cloud First and Share First the Federal Government's first and second CIOs saw cloud computing as the business revolution that it truly represents. They were also in the position to drive this revolution through the US Federal Government. Luckily, pioneers like Amazon Web Service (IaaS), Salesforce.com (SaaS) and Google (PaaS), through active and aggressive metering and monitoring of commodity hardware platforms (two more essential characteristics) had already proven the business model. The combination of fast access to better IT at lower price points was just too much to ignore."

http://www.vion.com/Solutions.aspx?docID=65#65

Download the whitepaper now and learn about the critical component of cloud that every agency needs to exploit in order to be successful in this important transition. The paper also addresses the multiple and parallel transitions initiated by cloud computing related policy changes.

"Like it or not, cloud computing also eliminated the barrier that use to exist between an organization's IT platform and the rest of the world. This simultaneously exposed the inefficiencies and failures of the country's information and data management policies."

(This content is being syndicated through multiple channels. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of GovCloud Network, GovCloud Network Partners or any other corporation or organization.)

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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE