These days, with technology progressing at a rapid, continuous, unrelenting clip, cloud capabilities offer federal agencies a way to achieve and maintain high performance in the face of constant change. Leveraged fully, such services can meaningfully transform the way agencies employ technology to fulfill their missions and serve the American people.
While agencies are indeed shifting more of their infrastructure into the cloud, they need to go further to get the most out of cloud’s power to drive high-value modernization at scale. Technology leaders can build a cloud foundation that’s optimized for sustained transformation by focusing on three key areas: letting go of commodity IT management, revamping legacy operating models, and embracing a product mindset. Let's unpack each of these imperatives.