Strategy and communication drive cloud success at Ginnie Mae

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Cloud migration has been a success for mortgage lender Ginnie Mae, driven in large part by constant communication and sound strategy. Advanced planning, a collaborative culture, and cloud governance also helped them reach their goals.

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Ginnie Mae’s cloud journey: Strategy and communication are driving success

For Ginnie Mae, or the Government National Mortgage Association, moving to the cloud was a new experience that was technically and culturally challenging, but ultimately successful. In this episode, David Linthicum talks with Dan Boling, Ginnie Mae’s chief technology architect, about their journey to cloud. From Dan’s point of view, success involved strong communication, driven by a sound cloud strategy with continuous testing and pilot projects. Culture change, governance, and strategic advanced planning also played a big role.


The more information you're able to provide your departments that you've been providing the services to, the more upfront planning you do, the better you can move into that [operating] model to support all of your different customers within your agency.

Dan Boling is the chief technology architect for Ginnie Mae. Dan has a proven history of establishing and leading IT-related programs, projects, and department, and over 20 years of network design, IT operations, IT security, and telecommunications experience.


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