FedRAMP Status

  Over three years into the program that allows US government agencies to use Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), there are 75 authorized products. Most federal agencies currently use five or less of the authorized cloud offerings, other agencies use these offerings extensively. The top five agencies with the most authorizations are: Department of Defense – 37 authorizations Department… Continue reading FedRAMP Status

Cloud Benefits: Pay-as-you-go

“… Informational Technology expenses can be high, if consumed all at once ….”The New Normal, The Arrington Group IT expenses (servers, software licenses and skilled personnel) cost a LOT of money.  Traditionally some of these items were seen as assets for a company.  Assets can be justified as investments; that is to say that I… Continue reading Cloud Benefits: Pay-as-you-go

Cloud First, US Gov Style (FedRAMP)

“Cloud first” is an approach I’ve heard articulated as a means to delivering on business objectives.  The policy I’ve heard has referenced if not been predicated on the fact that the US government is implementing this policy in their federal agencies. My first thought: how is the government accomplishing such a presumably agile, flexible and… Continue reading Cloud First, US Gov Style (FedRAMP)