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Government in the CloudJeremy Godfrey                 © Jeremy Godfrey Consulting
Summary The cloud can enable delivery of the most pressing political priorities But there are challenges You need a mas...
How the cloud can get you re-elected Better, more joined-up, public services Lower taxes and/or lower public debt     F...
There are challenges Privacy Security National security Legacy systems Business change Turf wars Government budgeti...
Architecture for the Government cloud     Agency applications           Joined-up applications                Shared appli...
Sourcing the Government cloud                                  Increasing cost                              Increasing sec...
Phases of development                                    Cloud as the default for      Getting started                    ...
Organising for the cloud An agency to own the cloud environment     Needs to see itself as a service provider to agencie...
Get started now Many aspects of design Technology changing fast Impossible to design everything in detail before gettin...
Jeremy Godfrey ConsultingEmail: jeremy@godfrey.hkBlog: blog.godfrey.hkTwitter: @jgodfreyhkPhone: +852 9099 8759      © Jer...
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Government in the cloud

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Why should Governments adopt the cloud? What are the challenges? How to get the benefits? Presentation by former Hong Kong Government Chief Information Officer at Asia Cloud 2011 conference

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Government in the cloud

  1. 1. Government in the CloudJeremy Godfrey © Jeremy Godfrey Consulting
  2. 2. Summary The cloud can enable delivery of the most pressing political priorities But there are challenges You need a masterplan to use the cloud successfully  Government cloud architecture  Government cloud sourcing  Phases of development  Organisational development Get started now and learn by doing © Jeremy Godfrey Consulting 2
  3. 3. How the cloud can get you re-elected Better, more joined-up, public services Lower taxes and/or lower public debt  Faster, cheaper, IT  More efficient business processes More responsive, more agile, policymaking Happier government employees Greener government © Jeremy Godfrey Consulting 3
  4. 4. There are challenges Privacy Security National security Legacy systems Business change Turf wars Government budgeting © Jeremy Godfrey Consulting 4
  5. 5. Architecture for the Government cloud Agency applications Joined-up applications Shared applications • Tax filing • Criminal justice workflow • Collaboration • Vehicle licensing • Restaurant licensing • HR management SaaS • Sports facility booking • Change of address • Procurement • Company returns • Support for unemployed • Asset management Service oriented architecture for Government • Sign-on, authentication and profile management for citizens and employees • Record keeping • User messaging PaaS • Presentation on different devices • Payment gateway • Workflow management Virtual infrastructure IaaS (examples only) © Jeremy Godfrey Consulting 5
  6. 6. Sourcing the Government cloud Increasing cost Increasing security In-house private Outsourced Public cloud cloud private cloud Capability to reallocate workloads ?? © Jeremy Godfrey Consulting 6
  7. 7. Phases of development Cloud as the default for Getting started Legacy migration new systems• Start with pathfinder • Make cloud portfolio • Require all agencies to applications and available to all agencies evaluate the case for agencies • Add capability to meet migrating legacy systems• Design SOA to support common requirements to the cloud, or pathfinder apps for new systems redeveloping them• Provide IaaS to support • All business cases must the SOA and the consider the pathfinder apps Government cloud option (and will usually pick it) Business change management © Jeremy Godfrey Consulting 7
  8. 8. Organising for the cloud An agency to own the cloud environment  Needs to see itself as a service provider to agencies  Other agencies compelled to consider its services, but allowed not to use them  Staff must become skilled in sourcing, managing and developing cloud services A governance body that sets priorities for the evolution of the Government cloud, and initiates business change projects Agency staff need skills to develop applications using the Government cloud environment Budgeting and transfer pricing arrangements © Jeremy Godfrey Consulting 8
  9. 9. Get started now Many aspects of design Technology changing fast Impossible to design everything in detail before getting started So start with a low risk, high return, cloud portfolio  IT cost savings alone will justify the business case  But even greater benefits can come from improvements in process quality and efficiency, and from higher customer satisfaction Use the learning from each phase to design the next © Jeremy Godfrey Consulting 9
  10. 10. Jeremy Godfrey ConsultingEmail: jeremy@godfrey.hkBlog: blog.godfrey.hkTwitter: @jgodfreyhkPhone: +852 9099 8759 © Jeremy Godfrey Consulting

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