On the state level, cloud adoption is lagging. A full one-third of state government IT systems are at least 16 years old, according to the Center for Digital Government. Meanwhile, federal agencies are running out of time to incorporate the public clouds into their IT strategy.
The shift from in-house IT to a public, private, hybrid or multicloud environment can be daunting for any IT team, whether they are working in the private or public sectors. This is why cloud enablement training and services are critical to helping any organization ensure a successful cloud deployment.
Participation in the digital economy implies a number of paradigm shifts, but one in particular stipulates that organizations must, in simple terms, rapidly and continuously develop and deploy applications and data (the new currency of the digital economy) that enable a fluid and fruitful exchange with partners and/or consumers.
As part of our Cloud Conversation series we speak with Nesta’s Eddie Copeland. Nesta is a global innovation foundation that supports new ideas designed to tackle the big challenges of our time. Eddie is Nesta's Director of Government Innovation, responsible for leading projects concerning city data analytics, behavioural insights, digital government, and digital democracy. He is an advocate of government and public sector organisations making smarter use of people, data and technology to deliver more and better with less.