Cloud transformation has charted the path forward for government agencies, allowing them to be nimbler and more efficient in leveraging IT for overall mission success. In many ways, the cloud represents the most wide-ranging technological change in the government by bringing all innovations together into an on-demand, highly flexible virtual platform that can scale up and down to meet the needs of changing workloads.
For government agencies, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) offers a more secure, flexible, and less costly alternative to operating their own data centers. For example, one major federal department used OCI to provide its human resources shared system to 26 subordinate agencies – impacting around 300,000 civilian employees. The agency immediately saw millions of dollars in savings over its previous managed hosting environment and was able to gain enhanced IT efficiencies and performance.
“The cloud takes years to fully implement, but where it is adopted, agencies are able to shift operational resources and funding more towards developing services – as opposed to just maintaining infrastructure,” said Affigent’s David Pipes. “Done right, the cloud does more for government efficiency than any paperwork reduction or workforce overhaul act. As more government agencies moves to the cloud, we will see service improvement overall, and service is what government is all about.”
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