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Innovation in Government: Moving Beyond "Cloud Control" to Improve Program Performance

Innovation in Government: Moving Beyond "Cloud Control" to Improve Program Performance

This IDC study informs senior public sector IT and program leaders about the current status and future potential of the cloud to support agency business goals and longer-term operational performance and delivery transformation. It provides a basic framework for evaluating cloud initiatives and investments in terms of their value to policy and program strategy. This document provides a framework that assists readers in:
Considering ways to get beyond traditional government approaches to cloud application and understand the business applicability of cloud technologies
Understanding how future program and service delivery models will be affected by the expansion and increased sophistication of cloud services
Better understanding their respective roles in considering and providing input to agencywide cloud initiatives
Explaining the cloud's potential to agency leaders and program executives in terms that focus cloud investments on present and future business value
Public sector CIOs and other program executives who oversee significant IT investments need to consider cloud in the context of broader 3rd Platform strategies and move toward investments that effectively change the way government does business, says Thom Rubel, adjunct research advisor with IDC's Research Network.

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