The “new normal” today has many faces. But it sure has one common face for the public and private sector – cloud adoption in the IT infrastructure. CIOs of enterprises and government agencies are busy with the task of making digital transformation decisions, induced by the global pandemic. In this new cloud-centric normal, cost-optimization is the driving force behind the decisions of government CIOs.
So how should be approached cost-efficient cloud adoption? Here are our three advices.
1. Set a cloud strategy
Cloud in the public sector offers variety of benefits – flexibility, agility, scalability and cost efficiency with time. However, not following a clear cloud strategy may lead to increased costs at different stages of cloud adoption across the government departments in the future. This is not something a CIO would want. So a little effort to formulate a foundation of cloud strategy for the whole organizations is needed. Luckily we have a whole article that can shed some light on this matter.
Read more: How to make a cloud strategy for government?
2. Look into the IT financials
The cloud adoption plan must involve a dedicated team of functional leads within the organization. CIOs could use a great help from the financial leads to understand the associated costs for IT operations. This kind of synergy in the implementation stage will help CIOs to deliver more value to the government agency he works for.
Read more: Gartner’s six steps for planning a cloud strategy
3. Focus on AI (Artificial Intelligence)
Technologies like AI are meant to make things smarter. When looking for different cloud services providers, CIOs must definitely keep AI technologies on their checklist. For example a cloud software can bring more agility and flexibility within the operations of the National Labour Inspectorate. But if the software has leveraged on AI technologies to analyze and identify, for example, the most optimal routes for inspection, then in the long run the AI optimized inspection software will be more cost-efficient than a regular inspection management software. Simply because the AI will cut costs in travel expenses.
Related: The Benefits Of Using AI in eGovernment Services
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