27 July 2011 11:04:06
As the U.S. government continues to focus more heavily on cloud computing implementation, the TechAmerica Foundation recently released a roadmap to help guide federal agencies toward smooth and rapid deployments of the cloud.
According to a press release from the organization, the new guidance is intended to accelerate adoption of the cloud and position the government in a leadership role in which it can create jobs in the high-demand market.
The report focuses on the four T's of cloud computing: trust, transnational data flows, transparency and transformation. Each area, the foundation argued, is critical to the success of the cloud, as well as those organizations using the technology.
"Today's recommendations by the commission will help further accelerate adoption of cloud computing within the government infrastructure," said Michael Capella, who co-chaired the commission that drafted the guidelines. "Faster adoption of cloud computing will strengthen the United States' leadership position in the global marketplace and ignite creation of jobs that will be in high demand over the next decade."
Cloud computing in government has been a major goal of federal CIO Vivek Kundra. Though Kundra will soon vacate his position, he has stressed that his successor must continue to focus on implementing the cloud after he leaves.
-McAfee Cloud Security