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GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services Now Available

A Handbook for IT Professionals and Senior Decision-Making Managers

I'm happy and proud to announce the release of my second book, "GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services" by my publisher Government Training Inc.

The public and private sector have vigorously embraced cloud computing and its implementation is increasing efficiency and return on investment with significant savings in cost.

Implementation, however, has not been without problems which is why publication of GovCloud:Cloud Computing for the Business of Government last year was so timely. It contained an easy to understand five step process that explained what cloud computing is all about and what are the best options to meet particular needs. It discussed in detail all the latest developments in this area – from administration requirements to the search for industry-wide standards.

Now authors Kevin Jackson and Don Philpott have followed up this highly-acclaimed manual with GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services, a handbook aimed at IT professionals and senior decision-making managers that outlines and explains an industry-leading approach to cloud transition and adoption.

When properly deployed using the most appropriate services, the cloud computing model provides greatly enhanced mission and business capability without a commensurate increase in resource - time, people or money- expenditures. Too often in the past Federal IT projects ran over budget, were behind schedule, or failed to deliver promised functionality, he said.

Many projects used “grand design” approaches that aimed to deliver functionality every few years, rather than breaking projects into more manageable chunks and demanding new functionality every few quarters. In addition, the Federal Government too often relied on large, custom, proprietary systems when “light technologies” or shared services exist.

Of particular interest are chapters on Cloud Planning, Provisioning and Management which focuses on cloud transition and adoption, and PaaS, which give readers an insightful and true understanding of the power of this platform.

Cloud computing is a new approach in the provisioning and consumption of information technology (IT). While technology is a crucial component, the real value of cloud computing lies in its ability to enable new capabilities or in the execution of current capabilities in more efficient and effective ways. This handbook tells you how and explains in details the options available to you.

For a limited time, Government Training is offering special pricing on cloud computing books. Buy any 2 cloud books and get the third free!!

  • GovCloud - A five step process designed to help governments at all levels evaluate the business case for, design and implement a robust cloud solution.
  • GovCloud II - Cloud implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services.
  • Contracting for Cloud Services - A detailed "how to" contract for cloud services - includes a checklist of 137 contract terms & conditions that need to be considered in your cloud contract.

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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE

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