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Why the Feds Are Slow in Moving to Cloud

Why the Feds Are Slow in Moving to Cloud

Vivek Kundra, appointed by President Obama as the first CIO of the United States in 2009, who now works for Salesforce.com as executive vice president for emerging markets, said that when he moved into the White House cabinet-level job in 2009, the federal government already had $27 billion worth of IT projects that were behind schedule and over budget. "The impetus in terms of a shift towards cloud was driven by recognizing that the current model of procuring IT in the government was fundamentally broken," Kundra said. "For example, there was an ERP project in the Department of Defense that took 10 years and $1 billion, and it didn't work."

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