The Movement to the Cloud is a One-Way Street…

Vivek Kundra - United States Chief Information...

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Unless of course, you’re talking about data integration. Then it’s very much a two way street. (Think both on-ramp and interstate…)

But I digress. Regardless, this is a great quote from Vivek Kundra, (now the former) Federal Chief Information Officer introducing the new The Cloud First Buyer’s Guide.

“The Movement to the Cloud is a One-Way Street.”

TechAmerica Foundation established a Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2) which will “make recommendations for how government should deploy cloud technologies and address policies that might hinder U.S. leadership of the cloud in the commercial space.” The first report was issued this week: 2011 U.S. Federal Strategy for the Safe and Secure Adoption of Cloud Computing.

The best summary I’ve seen so far (not surprisingly) comes  from the Salesforce Blog: “Cloud First”: What’s Next. Peter Coffee published a Cloud First Buyer’s Guide for Government – A Simple Checklist. Worth printing for your cube…

Cloud First Checklist from

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