For years, cloud computing has been top-of-mind for state officials throughout the country – and many leaders recognize it’s the most efficient and economical way to achieve IT modernization. Yet, despite devoting significant time and money for cloud adoption, many government leaders still find themselves searching for the right formula to capitalize on cloud’s potential.
For many state government entities, the sticking point is cloud procurement, figuring out how to buy something that is markedly different from more tangible commodities, like cars, consulting services, or even copy paper.
In response, Oracle commissioned the Center for Digital Government to perform national research on state cloud procurement challenges. In total the CDG collected responses from 82 individuals representing 38 states from a survey conducted in 2017.
From this survey, our experts produced a guide to cloud procurement, including this helpful procurement checklist. When procuring cloud services, here are a few questions to ask your stakeholders and teammates:
These are just some of the questions that are asked, and answered, in Understanding Cloud Procurement: A Guide for Government Leaders. I’d like to invite you to read the complete report, and to review our procurement checklist, giving you some best practices to purchase cloud solutions.