Federal Cloud Computing: Elements, Issues and Implementation Challenges


Anders Jensen (Editor)

Series: Computer Science, Technology and Applications
BISAC: BUS070030

Cloud computing is a new name for an old concept; the delivery of computing services from a remote location, analogous to the way electricity, water, and other utilities are provided to most customers. Cloud computing services are delivered through a network, usually the Internet. Some cloud services are adaptations of familiar applications, such as e-mail and word processing. Others are new applications that never existed as a local application, such as online maps and social networks. Since 2009, the federal government has been shifting its data storage needs to cloud-based services and away from agency-owned data centers. This shift is intended to reduce the total investment by the federal government in information technology (IT) (data centers), as well as realize other stated advantages of cloud adoption: efficiency, accessibility, collaboration, rapidity of innovation, reliability, and security. This book examines current elements, issues and implementation challenges in federal cloud computing with a focus on federal information technology reform management. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Overview and Issues for Implementation of the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative: Implications for Federal Information Technology Reform Management
(Eric A. Fischer, Patricia Moloney Figliola, CRS)

Information Technology Reform: Progress Made but Future Cloud Computing Efforts Should be Better Planned

Department of Defense Implementation of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative: Implications for Federal Information Technology Reform Management
(Patricia Moloney Figliola, Anthony Andrews, Eric A. Fischer, CRS)


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