O conceito de Cloud Computing («computação em nuvem») não é novo, mas nos últimos anos tem vindo a ter um maior destaque. A newsletter iGOV.DOC procurou medir o pulso à Administração Pública, quanto à adopção destas soluções, partilhando a análise de especialistas nacionais e internacionais, apresentando alguns casos práticos e antevendo tendências na adopção de Cloud Computing no Sector Público.
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IMPLEMENT “CLOUD FIRST”
Forge ahead on Federal IT Reform—from initiating “cloud first” programs to eliminating surplus servers that tax your agency’s budget and time.
e-book: Cloud first: Federal IT reform download now view online
Video: Microsoft virtualization—learning snack
Cloud First policy
Productivity and communication workloads in the cloud
Office productivity and communication services from Microsoft
Data consolidation technology from Microsoft
KEEP YOUR CLOUD PRIVATE
Even if you must host your own data, you can take advantage of cloud computing. Even better, take a hybrid approach—create a private cloud for your most sensitive data, either on premises or through a partner, and use public cloud services for less critical information.
e-book: Cloud Basics: Journey to the private cloud download now view online
Video: Getting started with the Microsoft private cloud
Private cloud technology from Microsoft
SECURE YOUR CLOUD
Federal, state, and local agencies vary in their security and regulatory compliance needs, and you know your needs best. Cloud computing may offer IT solutions that meet your needs. Just be sure you look carefully at how well cloud providers protect key functions and sensitive data.
e-book: Cloud Basics: Security in the cloud download now view online
Video: Secure and protect your cloud computing assets
Security and privacy in the cloud
Cloud security technology from Microsoft
CONSOLIDATE YOUR DATA; VIRTUALIZE YOUR IT
Treasury.gov and other government agencies are benefiting from on-demand IT in the cloud…so can you.
e-book: Cloud Basics: Infrastructure as a Service download now view online
Video: What is Microsoft SQL Azure?
Modernize your IT infrastructure by extending it to the cloud
Cloud-based IT virtualization and consolidation technology from Microsoft
DEVELOP APPLICATIONS FOR THE CLOUD
Make your internal applications available anywhere there is an Internet connection by putting them in the cloud, where you can test easily at scale and accommodate peak demands without adding hardware.
e-book: Cloud Basics: Platform as a Service download now view online
Video: Building cloud solutions with Microsoft .NET Services and the Azure Services Platform
Cloud development and operating system technology from Microsoft
DELIVER PRODUCTIVITY AND COLLABORATION APPLICATIONS IN THE CLOUD
When you provide your users with familiar productivity, communication, and collaboration applications—including email—in the cloud, you can easily accommodate temporary and deskless workers. And your users will get cloud technology updates automatically!
e-book: Cloud Basics: Software as a Service download now view online
Video: What is Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite?
Productivity in the cloud
Cloud productivity and collaboration services from Microsoft
Complementando alguns anúncios recentes sobre ofertas Cloud (ex. PT e Microsoft lançam oferta para aumentar a produtividade) publico aqui uma série de guias úteis para ilustrar vantagens desta inovação tecnológica que veio para ficar. São documentos em Inglês publicados pela Microsoft e outros fornecedores, e que valem a pena uma leitura.
FIND BENEFITS AND SAVINGS IN THE CLOUD
Whether you need to streamline IT, reduce hardware and operations costs, scale for varying needs, or simply provide productivity applications to your staff, you’ll probably find help in the cloud.
e-book: Entering the cloud: download now view online
Benefits in the cloud download now view online
Video: Cloud computing for government: The power of choice
Cost savings and efficiencies in the cloud
Fonte: Cloud Computing for Government