Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun
24

Kundra’s Legacy – Achievements or a Journey Started?

Unless you’ve been on vacation and out of reach of those pervasive networks, you are no doubt aware that Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is leaving his post at the White House in August to join Harvard University as a joint fellow between the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy …

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Jun
15

CLOUD FIRST – WHAT NEXT?

OMB’s Cloud First mandate requires Federal Agencies to migrate 3 IT services to the cloud by mid 2012 and the first must be migrated by the end of 2011. As yet another unfunded mandate, accomplishing the objectives will be challenging for most Agencies. Shifting to a different service model will likely require additional investments. Yet, …

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Jun
15

Journey to the Cloud – What’s it Gonna Take?

The U.S. Federal Government CIO, Vivek Kundra, has taken bold steps by establishing a vision for cloud computing across the Federal Government. In addition, he has backed this vision up with aggressive mandates and initiatives such at the Cloud First Policy <reference link>, a strategy <reference link> and even a 25 Point IT Reform Plan …

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Jun
10

Private or Public Cloud? Wrong Question

During my career as a Federal Executive, I was fortunate enough to have been an early adopter of a cloud model. While a Fed, I led the implementation of cloud services and organizational transformation while deploying three IaaS offerings, a PaaS service, and two SaaS based applications. Since that time, I have been thoroughly enjoying …

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