He was recently given an award called the Fed 100 for his company’s work on a project at the Department of Agriculture called “Momentum.” It was a complex project that involved taking an application to the cloud. He gives insight on business process management, systems integration, and provides guidance for other agencies considering making a move to the cloud.
During the interview he discussed aspects of a successful transition that included some gaps in the process he has seen. When it comes to technology, it can change during a move and this possibility must be taken into consideration.
When a transition process is considered, one must have a list of priorities, one being securing data in transit. Another one is a complete understanding of the billing process in a cloud environment.
Finally, some cloud transferals may have change—move to anther cloud, or go back to the premises. This also must be considered.