Cloud computing is definitely making a difference in companies around the globe, and over the past couple of years, it has become an important initiative of state, federal and local governments. The reasons for the shift to cloud computing by government entities, which have gained attention with Pres. Obama's "Cloud First" Policy, aren't so different from those of private corporations: scalabiilty, pay-as-you-go, addressing inefficiencies, etc. In fact, you can read a more exhaustive list of reasons for the move in the 43-page Federal Cloud Computing Strategy document by Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer.
The bottom line is that the cloud is being recognized by the Obama Administration, as well as state and local governments, as a way to improve operations and lower costs. The Obama administration anticipates that it can keep IT spending nearly at a constant for a while thanks to savings of more than $3 billion from IT consolidation and a planned migration to a cloud computing approach.
So, it's clear that the cloud is here and an initiative for state, local and federal governments. But where do you start? Don't wory, we're here to help. inContact is hosting a webinar on Oct. 18 aimed at providing information, insights and strategies for developing a government contact center cloud computing strategy. Register today to start building your government migration strategy to the cloud.
Webinar: Government Contact Center Cloud Computing Strategy
October 18, 2011