Congratulations to my friends at "On The FrontLines Magazine" for an EXCELLENT presentation of important operational and managerial cloud computing transition lessons. This issues showcases cloud computing leaders from government and the private sector that share their views on this critical topic.
A few of the educational gems enclosed in this 20 PAGE ISSUE:
Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP Program Manager, GSA - “The first one is security is largely not a technical issue. If you look at any sort of management of anything, technical things and problems are usually pretty easy to solve and there’s a quick ability to do that.” The second is management of people is hard. “If you look at management classes anywhere, it’s never management of technical things, it’s always managing the people who run cloud environments; and managing those processes is always really the harder portion of this.”
LTC Paul Stanton, US Cyber Command, US Army - “[Cloud is] .. truly revolutionizing the way that we perform both network operations and cyber defense.”
Dawn Leaf, Deputy CIO, Dept of Labor - A 2011 listening tour with its 17,000 nationwide staff told officials the #1 IT improvement staff wanted was bigger mail boxes. So by moving to the cloud Labor went from 200 megabytes to 50 gigabytes, a 400x increase.
Robert Bohn, NIST Cloud Computing Technical Program Manager. “The SLA tells you exactly as a consumer how much of whatever measure you will get. Good, high quality, consistent language and cloud service metrics backs that all up,”
OTFL-Cloud Computing in Government-May 2014
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