Moving to the Cloud: An Introduction to Cloud Computing in Government
Dr. Wyld examines the entry of the cloud computing phenomena into the government. He avoids the technical language and focuses on the business and societal impacts of cloud computing. He examines how this concept has changed the expectations of both the public and of government executives and managers.
This report begins with a definition of cloud computing. Dr. Wyld explains how the term, "cloud computing" has come to mean many things to many people, but the National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a commonly accepted working definition. The study then inventories a number of applications where cloud computing has been implemented in government and shows how these have changed people's interactions with government and their expectations of technology. And finally, Dr. Wyld describes the roadblocks impeding the cloud computing revolution that need to be addressed by managers.