President Donald Trump’s executive order mandating a “cloud first” federal IT policy has drawn both criticism and praise. Few people, however, disagree that it’s time for a change.
Not only do outdated IT systems waste resources and curtail productivity, as homeland security advisor Tom Bossert was quick to point out, but they also limit agencies’ ability to focus on their core competencies and missions.
The most resourceful, powerful government on the planet can safely and effectively migrate its IT to the cloud. It simply needs a four-step plan to do so.
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