Governments reap cloud rewards

March 6th, 2014, Published in Articles: EngineerIT


It is widely accepted that cloud computing is transforming organisations across all industries, and affording business that adopt cloud technologies massive savings as well as other benefits. The private sector was first to realise this and capitalise on cloud’s numerous benefits, but government entities are also starting to realise how cloud can benefit them. Scalable, on-demand cloud computing services can help government entities to focus on mission-critical objectives, while boosting innovation and lowering IT costs. The past five years’ recession has seen organisations having to tighten their belts, and stretch their budgets further than before. This has affected the way in which their solutions are deployed, and driven the need for optimised business models, and closer scrutiny on performance and delivery. The need to get more for less has boosted the adoption of hosted and shared services in a big way. Cloud computing provides benefits in terms of both immediate and long term cost savings for governments. Cloud offers services on a “pay-as-you-go” and “pay-per-use” model, eliminating the upfront costs associated with in buying IT tools, solutions and hardware.

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