On April 25, 2012, MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange (CCX) announced findings from a new study, "Cloudy with a Chance of Savings." The study, which identifies where the Federal government stands on cloud today and what the future holds for cloud adoption, reveals that Federal agencies are saving approximately $5.5 billion with cloud implementations today. This number pales next to the $12 billion annual savings estimates from the Cloud Computing Exchange Calculator, based on budget data input by Feds from real IT programs.
MeriTalk CCX announced these findings at the inaugural Cloud Computing Brainstorm, co-hosted by Senators Carper (D-Del.) and Brown (R-Mass.). The program brought together Federal and state Chief Information Officers (CIOs) with industry executives to discuss cloud computing best practices, lessons learned, progress against FedRAMP, and fundamentally, to accelerate the government's path to cloud computing.
Click here to view the Cloud Brainstorm event press release.
Click here to view the media coverage.