Global - Cloud Computing for Government and Business

Synopsis

Archived report. Cloud computing is a vehicle that will allow for government and business transformation. It is especially important for governments, in particular, to abandon silo thinking – in other words, if governments are serious about adopting cloud computing, they will first have to address the ingrained silo-based systems that are in operation within the bureaucracy, where different government agencies and departments have their own solutions and infrastructure.

This comes back to the same principles that BuddeComm has been addressing for many years in relation to national broadband infrastructure, which, like cloud computing, is a shared environment.

This report explores some of the considerations governments and businesses should consider when embarking on a cloud computing strategy.

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There is a vast difference between, consumer-grade cloud computing and enterprise-grade cloud computing. For the enterprise and government markets, which will initiate the major chunk of cloud computing activities, the road is still ahead and security is a key issue.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. The transformative nature of cloud computing
  • 3. First get the business vision in place
    • 3.1 Governments around the world adopting cloud services (g-clouds)
  • 4. Business and government are at a crossroads
  • 5. The telcos and cloud computing
  • 6. The IT complexity of cloud computing
  • 7. Who will be the winners?
  • 8. Shifting clouds
  • 9. Related reports
  • Exhibit 1 – Examples of key Cloud models
  • Exhibit 2 – Examples of government cloud projects
  • Exhibit 3 – Examples of enterprise cloud projects

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Technologies

Regulations & Government Policies
Smart Infrastructure
Strategies & Analyses (Industry & Markets)

Number of pages 7

Status Archived

Last updated 31 Jan 2013
Update History

Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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