There are many paths to IT modernization, but one of the wisest investments that federal CIOs can make is to move to the cloud.
For reasons of cost, scale, and accessibility, the cloud provides many performance advantages to agencies. Migrating to the cloud sounds simple enough on the surface, but like many IT tasks, what seems simple can often take on the specter of an IT nightmare. There is ample opportunity for loss of data, data inaccessibility, failure to replicate data, and so on—all of which has the potential to disrupt operational continuity and compromise mission delivery.
I share some insight in this Federal Technology Insider article.