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10 Ways Government Clouds Have Changed This Year
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Laurianne
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9/17/2013 | 5:02:22 PM
re: 10 Ways Government Clouds Have Changed This Year
Kevin, I agree with your emphasis on point 3. Do you see any early leaders for govt IT community among providers in this space?
WKash
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9/17/2013 | 7:18:22 PM
re: 10 Ways Government Clouds Have Changed This Year
There are many good points in this article. On the emergence of cloud brokers, it would seem there will two types: One type will focus on supply and demand needs and perform a pricing and arbitrage role. The other is a more technical broker, who performs the technical work to move data into and out different clouds. Do you see that distinction becoming more pronounced, or more blurred?
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9/18/2013 | 12:38:43 AM
re: 10 Ways Government Clouds Have Changed This Year
Point 5: I don't think it was ever the goal, exactly, of cloud proponents to reduce the number of data centers. Granted, it was a goal of federal IT managers to reduce the total number of federal data centers. But look at the growth in smart phone use -- where do people think all those apps are running? On their phones? No, they're in a cloud data center, and lots of data centers have been needed to power those apps, On the other hand, moving bits around is more efficient than people searching store to store for the item they want, or finding the next coffee bar they visit.
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9/18/2013 | 2:06:42 AM
re: 10 Ways Government Clouds Have Changed This Year
I don't have data on it, but I haven't seen & heard a lot of healthcare IT activity in PaaS -- or even the more basic IaaS. Even if secure exchange gets stronger, I suspect healthcare to move more slowly than other indsutries to cloud platforms. Might not move til there are healthcare-centric cloud infrastructure.

UPMC CIO recently talked about the coming need for it due to huge data growth (genomics, images, e-records). Here's a link: http://www.informationweek.com...


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