Making the Cloud productive requires the aid of external contributors in addition to a calculated strategy, according to Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) first assistant secretary, Glenn Archer.
Archer, who presented AGIMO’s Cloud strategy in addressing productivity at CeBIT 2012, said, “We realise that we are not going to get productive Cloud without contribution from agencies and industries.”
This includes Cloud services procurement, whereby AGIMO encourages agencies to adopt Cloud services in order to make productive Cloud decisions.
To drive overall government Cloud productivity, AGIMO’s key priorities lie in delivering better government services, improving government operations, and engaging openly with people, he said.
These processes will rely on a tactical approach that is risk-based, and assesses and draws on US and UK Cloud strategies.
Additionally, Archer, in referring to AGIMO’s 2011 Cloud opportunities for governments forecasts, predicted that public Cloud readiness had a way to go in citizen facing services, business processes, applications, and citizen information, and forecast a timeline of three to five years.
At the same time, datacentre and advanced virtualised, private, hybrid, and community Clouds already had government operations in these sectors.