Benefits of Cloud Computing for Governmental Agencies
Federal agencies have realized the advantages of having the correct development platform when it comes to migrating enterprise-scale applications to the cloud. A robust platform, when acquired as a service (PaaS) can help agencies to redevelop and aid enterprise-scale applications to function more effectively. It can reduce the time and the costs of developing applications and also help to make the structure of the IT organization get adjusted to agile development.
Equipped with the proper set of tools, organizations can turn development away from a conceptual IT management priority and usher it closer to the one that is driven by the requirements of the end-user. This can generate improved guidelines for an application that has a proper target-oriented environment.
To start getting adapted to the PaaS processes, it is important to choose the applications and evaluate which applications will benefit both the organization and the end user. A cloud readiness infrastructure can assist an organization to decide which projects will be convenient from being put into the cloud. It should also consider introducing the change incrementally as the policies and procedures are not easy to alter so the incremental approach will be effective.
Pipes stresses make it necessary for agencies to rethink the procedures and the existing policies and be particular of matching up to the speed of the cloud and agile infrastructure environment of today. The return on investments would be faster depending on how fast the organization moves to the cloud. But governmental organizations get affected by the long acquisition and financial policies that don’t work out for the speed of the projects based on the cloud. For this, organizations need to address the policy concerns before migrating to the large-scale operations in the cloud.