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Benefits of Utility Computing for Government

Savvis UK Limited

Explosive growth in public data - fuelled by the emphasis on transparency that accompanies the pursuit of modernisation - places government IT deparments at the confluence between policy and technology. The opportunities for data-driven policy creation and tuning are greater than ever and should be a key focus of public sector planning.

Unfortunately, current government IT infrastructure is typically under-prepared to support this modernisation due to a number of constraints, principally:

  • Lack of integration, leading to inefficiency and duplication, and impeding the sharing and re-use of services 
  • Capacity underutilisation in government data centres caused by the historical practice of planning and provisioning to accommodate (usually rare) peak use scenarios on dedicated infrastructure
  • Long and costly procurement timescales that prevent government from being responsive to the evolving needs of citizens and businesses
  • Large, unwieldy IT projects that fail to meet mission objectives 

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Published:  Sep 06, 2012
Length:  12
Type:  White Paper