As my colleague Kamran Ikram discussed in the previous blog of this series, our experience shows that operational agility is fast becoming a top business priority for government departments migrating to the cloud.
One of the great things about technology is all the new and exciting things that it enables; operational agility being one of them.
Everywhere you look, people and companies are using technology in truly innovative ways to fuel incredible advancements in businesses, markets and people’s lives.
Take, for instance, Artificial Intelligence (AI). Once the stuff of futuristic thinking, AI has now exploded onto the scene, spreading across virtually every industry and ushering in entirely new ways for companies to reduce costs, streamline operations and launch new businesses and services.
Without the cloud as the backbone, groundbreaking AI applications simply wouldn’t see the light of day.
The success of AI hinges on the ability to collect, process and analyse massive amounts of data—in real time. This, in turn, requires enormous on-demand computing and analytics horsepower, as well as a robust and elastic backend infrastructure.
Sound familiar? It should, because that’s basically the definition of the cloud. Cloud is the real enabler of the emerging “connected” world. It’s the thing that makes possible these ever-smarter applications and devices that are changing everything.
Cloud-enabled AI is reshaping how government do business with their citizens.
If you’re serious about embracing these new technologies, you need to get the most from the cloud.
In our experience, three key actions that can help you effectively use the cloud to drive your connected-government initiatives.
The cloud is helping to fuel some amazing innovations, which is why it’s critical for government to carefully think through the cloud capabilities they truly need to power their applications. Without the cloud, there’s no connected government.
The cloud is essential to bring to life the compelling connected-government innovations that are transforming the world and grabbing the headlines.