When Barack Obama was elected to Presidency in November, I posted an article
here at Cloud Avenue titled Barack
Obama and Cloud Computing. In that article, I interpreted Barack Obama’s
technology policy and said the following.
Opening up government to its citizens and bringing the government to 21st
century: In other words, this can also be construed as moving the government
to the Clouds. By moving important public government data to the Cloud, it is
possible to provide a more transparent form of government. This also helps in
promoting a much wider adoption of Cloud Computing. If government can trust the
Cloud and put sensitive data on it, why not consumers, small businesses and
Well, I am glad to report back that Obama’s team is talking about putting the
government on the Clouds. They understand how the move to Cloud Computing can
reduce the money spent by the govt. on IT (TCO) and transparency (Open Govt.). I
am glad we have a presidential team that gets the tech. Check out the following
video where they talk about their plans for “Government as a Service” or
“Government on Clouds”.
While the country’s CEO and his team have the smarts to tap the Clouds for
running the biggest
company government in the world, it is sad
that we are finding it difficult to convince the CEOs/CTOs/CIOs of enterprises.
This is a perfect case where the companies can definitely look up to the
government for leadership.