Andrea DiMaio

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The US Government goes one step further to support cloud deployment

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 12, 2011  |  Comments Off

On May 10 the GSA published a request for quotation aiming to select vendors for blanket purchase agreements through which either individual departments/agencies or groups thereof or GSA itself on their behalf could place task orders to specific services. The RFP is looking for five different lots: Email as a Service, covering mailboxes, archiving, directory […]

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Australian Strategy Moves Government Clouds Closer to Earth

by Andrea Di Maio  |  April 15, 2011  |  1 Comment

After being slightly critical of the recently published draft ICT strategy – which remains a good document if taken in combination with others – I have just read the Cloud Computing Strategic Direction Paper, published today by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) in its final version after a draft and a round of […]

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Down There, Is It Cloud or Is It Something Else?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  April 12, 2011  |  Comments Off

Earlier today a colleague of mine asked me whether I had seen any recent acceleration of cloud adoption in government, and he mentioned what GSA has been doing around IaaS services, the progress of FedRAMP, any news on the new version of the UK G-Cloud strategy, and so forth. I had to tell him that, […]

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What’s New in Government Clouds, After All?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  March 10, 2011  |  1 Comment

By one of those interesting coincidences in life, I had two subsequent calls with two different US vendors that provide consulting and system integration services to the US federal government. The topic of the call was cloud computing (what else?), and how to help federal agencies respond to the Cloud First requirement set in the […]

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Do Government Clouds Make Any Sense?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 16, 2010  |  2 Comments

Cloud computing remains a hot topic for our government clients, judging from the amount of client conversations we have on this. I ran a webinar on this topic about a week ago, and there were hundreds of attendees (replay available here). After endless debates on terminology, industry seems to have agreed on the terms used […]

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September 8: Gartner Webinar on Government in the Clouds

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 2, 2010  |  1 Comment

Should anybody interested in listening to what Gartner thinks about the outlook for cloud computing in government, please join me at our webinar  “Government in the Cloud: The Truth Behind the Hype”, which will be held on September 8, at 10:00 ET. As per its description on our web site: The landscape for cloud computing […]

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What it takes for a government to build its cloud

by Andrea Di Maio  |  July 4, 2010  |  3 Comments

Last week I attended a conference call with a number of CIOs from various countries. The topic of discussion was government cloud and in particular what governments in developing countries cold learn from developed countries that are already in the process of implementing their own government cloud. Irrespective of whether creating a government cloud is […]

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How Big Should Government Clouds Be?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 30, 2010  |  2 Comments

Earlier today, chatting with a European Gartner sales colleague who was telling me how cost containment has become almost the only topic for discussion with his government clients, he told me that the jurisdiction he is responsible for is in discussion with other jurisdictions to develop some form of cross-boundary community cloud infrastructure (see here […]

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Community Clouds from Governments to Banks Will Challenge Vendors

by Andrea Di Maio  |  April 27, 2010  |  1 Comment

In discussions about cloud computing, I have often said that government is somewhat special, as there is a clear case for groups of agencies or entire jurisdictions to come together and agree on common requirements, hence leading to a form of non-public cloud that – according to NIST definition – is called “community cloud” (see […]

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Government as Cloud User, Provider, Broker or What?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  April 22, 2010  |  4 Comments

Yesterday I attended a session about cloud computing organized by the central IT organization of a US state. Like many internal government IT service providers, they are developing a cloud computing strategy to improve their service offering to client agencies and to reduce their costs. I was positively impressed as they have been focusing on […]

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