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Private Clouds, Self-Service IT, and the Power of Transparency

On February 17, I spent the day at Cloud/Gov, a conference on government use of cloud computing hosted by the Software and Information Industry Association and INPUT. One of the things I heard consistently from the federal IT leaders who presented and from those I met during networking breaks was that one of the biggest motivators for a move to the cloud is the financial transparency it provides. In other words, cloud services show exactly what agencies are actually paying for with their IT budgets.

Read the rest of this post at: Virtual Integrated System Blog – Government – Private Clouds, Self-Service IT, and the Power of Transparency.

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