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While cloud computing is the white hot technology topic today, neither the private nor the public sector truly understands what cloud computing means. What exactly is cloud computing, and what are the real benefits for Federal agencies? Could this be the Federal government's chance to take the lead on adoption of new technologies? Is the cloud really the panacea for Federal IT budget woes? In June 2009, the Merlin Federal Cloud Initiative worked with MeriTalk to survey 605 Federal and industry IT executives to identify the following:
- snapshots of both industry and government cloud progress
- issues stalling the Federal cloud transition
- recommendations to enable agency cloud-readiness