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Building a Cloud-Ready Federal IT Workforce

As agencies navigate cloud, they continue to leverage and build upon lessons learned. And, it seems to be working: According to a recent MeriTalk study, 75% of Federal cloud decision-makers say their workforce is somewhat or very comfortable with moving its systems to the cloud.

Federal Cloud: What Are Agencies Learning?

We don’t need a crystal ball to know the future is bright for Federal cloud. While agencies are starting to embrace cloud – today, 85% of Federal cloud decision-makers are more optimistic about what cloud can do for their agency than they were five years ago – think we can all agree the Federal IT community is still in the cloud learning curve. Looking at efforts to date, what have agencies learned?

Are you asking the right questions about smart integration and cloud?

How do agencies tackle cloud adoption? Everyone has a different story but the challenges are similar across state and local government. In a recent webinar by StateScoop titled “Smart Integration for Faster Innovation” featuring Tony Encinias, VP, Public Sector Strategy for ViON, viewers learn how other states are navigating the challenges of modernizing IT and how these organizations have found success in adopting the cloud.

Making a List and Checking it Twice

According to the MeriTalk “Cloud Without the Commitment” report , 75 percent of Feds want to move more services to the cloud – but aren’t really ready to say “I do.” In fact, according to this study, 65 percent of agencies are not adequately prepared before they walk down the cloud aisle. As agencies approach cloud migration, developing a cloud checklist based on lessons learned increases the probability of a seamless and successful transition. Stage 1: Establish Your Cloud Strategy It begins with the foundation.

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