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Aug 23

Cloud Computing Supports State Government Mission “Connecting People and Information”

With cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology government agencies can provide affordable services to citizens, businesses and government agencies.

BasicGov is hosting a webinar with Salesforce.com for South Carolina government agencies to learn how cloud computing and SaaS supports “Connecting People and Information”.

We are inviting government agencies in the State of South Carolina to participate in this complimentary webinar.

In this webinar you will learn how:

Cloud computing allows your Planning staff to:

  • Track dates and milestones online
  • Automatically schedule notifications, proceedings, hearings and other critical deadlines
  • Report on project status to multi-users and multiple departments
  • Access information in the office or field

Cloud computing allows your Permits & Inspections staff to:

  • Automate scheduling of field inspections and reviews
  • Print any permit related documents in seconds
  • Access permit history in multiple departments, in the office or field
  • Report with dashboard to show work completed or outstanding

Click here to register for webinar

Questions?  Contact us.

Michael Togyi
Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Stephanie Bogdanovic
Account Executive, Public Sector



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Aug 23

Cloud First Policy for Government IT – Part 2

Last month the US Federal government’s Office of Management and Budget released its six-month timetable for jump-starting new information technology reforms (see blog) and now Vivek Kundra Unveils Federal IT Reform Plan.

Government Technology reported that “The implementation plan’s 25 goals — slated to be put in place within six to 18 months — will reduce the number of federally run data centers from 2,100 to approximately 1,300, rectify or cancel one-third of troubled IT projects, and require federal agencies to adopt a “cloud first” strategy in which they will move at least one system to a hosted environment within a year.” (source: http://www.govtech.com/enterprise-technology/Vivek-Kundra-Unveils-Federal-IT-Reform-Plan.html)

Some highlights of the implementation plan are:

  • Shift to “Cloud First” policy
  • Each agency will identify three “must move” services within three months, and move one of those services to the cloud within 12 month and the remaining two within 18 months
  • Make sure IT programs use a modular approach with usable functionality delivered every six months
  • Turnaround or terminate at least one-third of underperforming projects in IT portfolio within the next 18 months
  • Reduce number of Federal data centers by at least 800 by 2015
  • Work with Congress to: Consolidate commodity IT funding under the Agency CIOs and Develop flexible budget models that align with modular development
  • Launch an interactive platform for pre-RFP agency-industry collaboration

Click here to read full plan http://cio.gov/documents/25-Point-Implementation-Plan-to-Reform-Federal%20IT.pdf



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