FedPlatform.org™ PRESENTS THEIR INAUGURAL, ON-LINE QUARTERLY PANEL DISCUSSION HELD ON 11/14/2012
FEATURING SENIOR MANAGEMENT MEMBERS OF GSA, NIST AND THE CANADIAN CLOUD COUNCIL
“FEDERAL AGENCY SHARED SERVICES AND CLOUD IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES”
The founders of FedPlatform.org™, a site that provides FREE resources to help federal agencies and their employees navigate the complex world of Cloud computing are proud to present their initial quarterly panel. On 11/14/2012 at 10:AM EST, FedPlatform.org™ brought together 6 Cloud thought leaders to discuss two subjects:
1> Shared Services in the Cloud
2> Cloud Implementation Strategies
Moderated by Jan Levine, Chief Compliance Officer of FedPlatform™ and also the Chief Technology Officer of kloudtrack® < kloudtrack.com >, this exciting panel includes:
Brett Brunk , GSA Chief Enterprise Architect
Sandy Barsky, GSA Architect- Cloud Computing and Shared Services
John Cousens, Director Public Sector and Co-Chair Government Cloud Working Committee of the Canadian Cloud Council and intimately involved with Shared Services Canada
Robert Bohn, NIST Cloud Computing Technical Program Manager
Kevin Jackson, NJVC VP and General Manager
Shared Services continues to be a much debated subject, with some IT professionals stating that shared service is simply an effective procurement service. Others, such as the GSA and Shared Services Canada go beyond this simplistic view, emphasizing the operational effectiveness, business processes and compliance value in addition to the actual dollar savings. That can be derived by agencies sharing services
Attendees absorbed the views of some of the industry’s most respected thought leaders so that agency purchasing agents and agency IT premier technology advisors, gained a clearer perspective of this complex and still controversial subject.
Agencies need to take a fresh look at where shared services can add value to their organization and to extend their present thinking to challenge themselves to push their own envelope of accepted ‘wisdom’.
FedPlatform.org™ provides FREE resources to help federal agencies and their employees navigate the complex world of Cloud computing.
The site points the way for federal agencies to help them determine where to begin and what to do to be sure they have the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions regarding their Cloud based initiatives.
The site is unique in that there is no requirement for federal employee users to “sign in” to access the site’s content. Visitors can roam through a vetted and ever-growing repository of pertinent, cloud-centric information where all the articles can be viewed without the need to provide any personal information for document access. Should a particular item be of interest, users can selectively ask for more information from the respective vendor(s), as opposed to potentially being inundated with follow-up e-mails.
Executive Director Cary Landis laid out the vision for FedPlatform™. “We recognize there is a lot of great information on the web being provided by Cloud vendors and integrators. But to get the broadest possible perspective, federal employees have to visit a large number of sites, and even then they might not find the information they seek. Our vision is for the FedPlatform™ site to be the single resource for all information related to the cloud. We are seeking members for the private sector Cloud vendor community to join us and post documents tailored to the Federal Cloud market.”
For more information, visit: FedPlatform.org