Jeff Bergeron, the U.S. Public Sector Chief Technology Officer for HP, told Federal News Radio the service is centered around a series of workshops to build approaches to “transform and migrate into the cloud.”
Our fundamental philosophy is that it’s not certainly a Big Bang approach and it needs to be planned accordingly as agencies look to begin to consume cloud services in the forms of e-mail or infrastructure services, or even software services as well.
There’s no one-size-fits-all way to get to the cloud, said Bergeron. “There certainly is some standards associated with the transformation,” but needs to be tailored to particular agencies “on how that adoption will take place.”
There also shouldn’t be a rush, said Bergeron. “You can move rather rapidly in some cases to speed adoption, but we like to take a more methodical approach to defining that transformation to minimize risk.”
And just because you can move to the cloud doesn’t necessarily mean you should. That, cautioned Bergeron, is why the workshops are “important to understand what services can be moved into the cloud and which ones cannot.” Not all systems and not all applications are prepared to move.
“Being able to source applications on demand,” said Bergeron, “in a mobile environment is certainly critical, so we’ll see the explosion of mobile and mobile workforce and mobile devices within the public sector market as cloud becomes more of a reality.”
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.