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Monday, February 2, 2009

Government could save billions with cloud computing

In a recent study, published by MeriTalk, Red Hat and DLT Solutions, the Federal government could save $6.6 billion by using cloud computing or software-as-a-service.

“Looking at 30 federal agencies, the study assumes every agency is starting from scratch with new technology. So instead of buying new software, agencies could save money using open-source instead of proprietary software, virtualization technologies instead of new servers, and cloud computing instead of buying software and hardware.

The numbers are based on federal agency budgets, using assumptions from other studies about federal computing resources.”

Peter Tseronis, deputy associate chief information officer for the US Department of Energy commented on the study saying that even though critics may be able to quibble with the numbers, the big message is that federal agencies should be looking at new ways to save money with IT investments.

My personal recommendation to those agencies considering cloud computing solutions would be for them to send a representative to play in the Cloud Computing Wargame at this year’s FOSE 2009 convention. This not only presents information on the technology, but it also provides a “no risk” means of comparing cloud computing options to more traditional IT approaches.

Reservations are required to participate in the wargame. Online registration is available or you can contact the registrar at 800-746-0099 or by email at andree@1105media.com. There will also be a Cloud Computing Capstone Event on Wednesday, March 11th from 4:30-5:30 pm. The Capstone Event will feature a panel discussion announcement of wargame winners and review of lessons learned.

Space is limited so please make your reservations today. Wargame session schedule is listed below.

Tuesday March 10th

  • Session 1: 10:30 – 12:00
  • Session 2: 12:30 – 2:00
  • Session 3: 2:30 – 4:00

Wednesday March 11th

  • Session 1: 10:30 – 12:00 (DoD Theme)
  • Session 2: 12:30 – 2:00 (Intel Theme)
  • Session 3: 2:30 – 4:00 (Civil & Healthcare Theme)

Thursday March 12th

  • Session 1: 10:30 – 12:00
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