U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report on the overall program execution Cloud First, under which state agencies shall carry computing resources in a “cloud” in order to optimize workflow and reduce maintenance costs of IT-infrastructure. A notable feature of the document was made public the list drawn up by experts of the common obstacles to obtaining the expected benefits of cloud-environment.
According to the report of the department, the following issues:
lack of awareness of service providers and vendors of cloud services on the stringent requirements for safety of operations, requirements for government agencies;
incomplete and / or inadequate existing federal guidelines and instructions;
lack of knowledge and experience of employees of government agencies;
lack of certification and accreditation of suppliers;
Weak compatibility and portability of data;
prejudice and fear of leaks of confidential information;
mismatch pricing model cloud providers financing system of government agencies.
Nevertheless, the U.S. Government Accountability Office in its report concluded that “implementation of cloud solutions without the efforts of federal agencies to improve operational efficiency and cost reduction will not result.”