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ACT-IAC White Paper: Practical Advice to Advance Cloud Adoption



Practical Advice to Advance Cloud Adoption
Developed by the Cloud Computing Working Group
Date Released: May 15, 2015

The Cloud-First mandate was released February 2011 with great fanfare, while adoption has proceeded much slower than expected. The ACT-IAC Cloud Computing Working Group was chartered to investigate the barriers to cloud adoption. By engaging a broad cross-section of technology, financial, and acquisition leaders from government and industry, the group identified typical challenges that slow many agencies down and developed practical advice for navigating these challenges:

  • Eliminate false choices: know your real mission needs.
  • Seek to standardize: special requirements mean higher costs.
  • Fit for the FAR: pick your contract vehicle to match your needs.
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ACT-IAC Report