The last year has been somewhat of a wakeup call for the business word. Unprecedented pandemic restrictions forced the modern workforce to quickly adapt to hybrid setups, testing the limitations of modern business infrastructure. Large companies and enterprise operations were generally successful in making this world, but made leaders aware of the fact that additional cloud capabilities will be necessary to survive this way in the future.
Government agencies, on the other hand, had a much more difficult time adjusting to the pandemic. Legacy infrastructure and limited availability digital resources made it much more difficult for government employees to operate as efficiently compared to businesses. This led to severe delays in essential government processes at a time when citizens truly needed support. Hoping to avoid similar situations moving forward, government agencies are now joining the cloud revolution to ensure activity is never hindered in times of crisis.
NASCIO and Accenture (News - Alert) recently revealed the results of A fresh look: Capitals in the Clouds, a detailed study that analyzes how government agencies are utilizing cloud technology. State CIOs were surveyed about a number of different topics related to cloud adoption, and were asked general questions regarding strategy and overall intentions for deployment. The study also provides insights regarding concerns of cloud deployments, and highlights the confidence level of employees utilizing this new technology.
According to the results of the report, 89% of surveyed CIOs said their state would like hybrid cloud to be the primary operating environment for government operations, largely due to flexibility and the ability to leverage existing infrastructure. Research also pointed out some of the biggest concerns of CIOs regarding their cloud transition, which include budget/financing, cybersecurity management, procurement, and workforce.
This detailed research could be a useful guide toward understanding the needs of specific government agencies, so that cloud service providers can fine-tune their approach for cloud deployments. Now that governments are finally recognizing the power of the cloud, citizens can be hopeful that future inquiries will be hassle free and highly efficient.
Readers can click here for more details on this study.
Edited by Maurice Nagle