Cloud for Public Sector Efficiency and Innovation Global and Local Perspectives Arthur Riel February 14, 2013This material is a product of the staff of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflect the views of the Executive Directors of The World Bank orthe governments they represent. The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this work. This material should not be reproduced or distributed without The World Banks prior consent.
What is Cloud? Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Servers Storage Networks Platform as a Service (PaaS) SharePoint Mobile Development Platform Software as a Service (SaaS) Salesforce Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter Amazon: Store in the cloud?
Hype versus Reality Vendors love hype cycles gmail versus hotmail twitter versus electronic bulletin boards Agile software development IAAS is the kernel of truth for the benefits of cloud Virtualization and commoditization of hardware is a game changer Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA) Case Study
Leveraging the Cloud for the PublicSector Allows government teams to focus on solutions rather than hardware acquisition If clean data underlies the offering it is much more valuable Challenge: Governments tend to measure IT value in the value of hard assets on their books. Data and solutions are much more valuable, but less tangible. Challenge: Cloud services are typically not capitalizable Allows countries with poor infrastructure to have reliable data centers with backups. Only constraint is internet access, and mobility is eliminating that as well.
Cloud as a Mechanism for Mobility Innovative countries are looking to the cloud as the base for mobility, circumventing the internet Agricultural extension services Q&A Weather forecasting Harvest dates yield estimates Crop commodity pricing Crowd Sourcing Power outage mappings Natural disaster World bank project tracking