Harnessing public cloud opportunities in the government sector
Encouraging greater use
Public cloud can enhance government operations and can support it in overcoming the challenges it faces in an increasingly complicated environment. How is the government sector using cloud, and what is holding the sector back from increasing use?
Public cloud offers on-demand delivery of computing power, database storage, applications, and other IT resources through a cloud services platform via the internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. The government sector is a significant user of public cloud, spending almost $1 billion on public cloud in 2018, with cumulative productivity benefits estimated at over $2 billion over the last five years. This report provides recommendations for action to guide government sector leaders and provide concrete steps to encourage greater use of cloud, to help drive better agency and citizen outcomes.
Published: March 2019