Note: Through the end of the year, we’ll be posting one blog per day from our top 10 “greatest hits” from Thoughts on Cloud since we launched in September. This post is #5 and was originally published on Nov. 1.
There are various ways to save money when assuming a cloud computing strategy. Sometimes it is difficult to see these savings from the start, because people tend to think that there is a need to get into an up-front investment, which won’t provide a return on investment (ROI) in a clear way.
Most of the cloud discussions happening today are related to large enterprises because they can gain significant benefits from the cloud environment. What about government, its institutions and agencies? Can the cloud model become a model for them, influence the way they work, their operations, and their efficiency? Will the government adopt a cloud model?