Blizzards and icy road conditions are not keeping the NetApp U.S. Public Sector team from sharing insights on hot trends like big data and the cloud for government and education. With the first month of 2015 behind us, let’s escape the cold and warm up with some of the notable media mentions featuring NetApp’s thought leaders in the public sector space.
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4 obstacles to federal cloud adoption- Federal Times
Cloud deployments by federal agencies have been accelerating, albeit slowly. IDC Government Insights forecasts that US agencies will spend approximately $3 billion on cloud projects in FY2014, a healthy $800 million jump from what had been predicted in 2013.There are several reasons that agencies are turning to cloud deployments, including improved agility, reduced IT complexity and IT spend, and greater collaboration. Yet it is increasingly clear that obstacles are capping broader adoption of cloud services.
In today’s 24/7, always-on world, people expect institutions of higher education to lead with technology. Constant connectivity, mobility, and access to rich media anytime, anywhere not only define the educational experience, but also help to attract and retain the best students, faculty, and staff. Western Oregon
University (WOU), relies on NetApp to help support its mission of providing effective, technology-powered learning opportunities.
More and more organizations, both public and private, have their heads in the hybrid cloud these days. Right up there with them is Shawn Rodriguez, Senior Director of NetApp's State & Local Government and Education team. "With hybrid cloud," he stated, "if it is properly planned and the appropriate expectations are set, you really can have your cake and eat it, too. It truly gives you the ability to adapt the technology you use to your business needs instead of limiting your business needs to what's available only within your walls or in the public cloud."