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Gain Insight Into The Government Cloud Computing Marketplace

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In a recent study, published by MeriTalkRed Hat and DLT Solutions, the Federal government could save $6.6 billion by using cloud computing or software-as-a-service.

"Looking at 30 federal agencies, the study assumes every agency is starting from scratch with new technology. So instead of buying new software, agencies could save money using open-source instead of proprietary software, virtualization technologies instead of new servers, and cloud computing instead of buying software and hardware.

The numbers are based on federal agency budgets, using assumptions from other studies about federal computing resources."

Peter Tseronis, deputy associate chief information officer for the US Department of Energy commented on the study saying that even though critics may be able to quibble with the numbers, the big message is that federal agencies should be looking at new ways to save money with IT investments.
In the recent survey conducted by Dataline, Booze-Allen-Hamilton and 1105 Media, budget limitations was second only to datacenter limitations as the main issue for even considering cloud computing as a solution.

 

 

Learn more about this growing market segment at the upcoming SYS-CON 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1 in a session titled The View from Government Cloud Computing Customers. Presented by Dataline cloud computing thought leader Kevin Jackson, this session will update you with insights, opportunities and important trends in this market segment.


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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