[LINK] itNews: 'Govt cloud guides give mixed message'

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Sat Nov 19 12:46:54 AEDT 2011

Agreed, Tom. A further observation: when the industry complains that the 
government is restricting its use of the cloud, the real complaint is a 
lack of opportunity for Amazon or Google or whomever.

When someone is considered insightful for telling the Gartner conf that 
the Westminster system is holding back the cloud, I just about beat my 
head on the table.


On 19/11/11 10:34 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:
> On 18/11/11 08:31, Roger Clarke wrote:
>> ... The article below suggests that, at long last, people have taken a
>> cold, hard look at cloud computing offerings, and found them to be
>> wanting ...  Govt cloud guides give mixed message John Hilvert, Mark Vincent
>> Nov 17, 2011 4:50 PM ...
>> http://www.itnews.com.au/News/279980,govt-cloud-guides-give-mixed-message.aspx
> Yes, there are so few suitable government applications for cloud
> computing, that perhaps AGIMO should concentrate on those. The cloud
> technology could be applied within computer systems under government
> control, but generally government data (and the data the government
> holds about its citizens) is not suitable for placing on a distributed,
> shared, global computer system.
> ps: Greetings from GovCampNSW at the NICTA Building at ATP Sydney:
> http://blog.tomw.net.au/search/label/GovCampNSW

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