Is Mission Driving Your Cloud Strategy?

Karina Homme

In working with federal agencies, we’re seeing a new level of maturity in terms of the ability to use the cloud to dramatically impact mission, achieving much more than just cost savings.

For example, the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Access to Care allows Veterans, caregivers and the public to access wait time and quality of care measures across the health care industry. This tool is designed with transparency in mind – taking highly complex data and making it easily available to Veterans and the public. 

To accelerate your agency’s ability to use the cloud to drive innovation and agility for your mission in this way, you’ll want to think about a refreshed plan for cloud migration.

Gartner’s Top Seven Priorities for U.S. Federal CIOs suggests the following key actions for developing a cloud migration plan:

  • Refresh cloud, information analytics and Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) strategies to focus on business and mission outcomes that will be relevant and meaningful to executive leadership
  • Update business and mission strategies to identify where capabilities should be cloud-enabled, or could be delivered more effectively
  • Implement clear guidance on when and how to move to the cloud. Explicitly address security, application integration and data quality. 

Read more about why developing a cohesive strategy to implement cloud migration is be a top priority in Gartner’s Top Seven Priorities for U.S. Federal CIOs.


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