Government leaders are navigating big and rapidly changing technology shifts: from proprietary to open platforms, analytics to AI, and from single to multiple clouds vendors. They’re questioning how they can manage in a multicloud environment and deliver what the cloud provides. Officials are justifiably concerned about data security and citizens are increasingly aware of data privacy issuesCloud underpins the capabilities that enable better outcomes for citizens and agencies alike.  

It’s hard to understate the role that cloud technologies play in driving the digital transformation necessary for the modernization of government services, as innovations in cloud delivery models set new standards for cloud adoption. The importance of open source, open architectures, even open data to government is central to IT strategy.  

Join the IBM Cloud Virtual Summit to hear a conversation between Red Hat’s public sector chief technologist and IBM’s VP for government cloud: Leading digital transformation through the next evolution of cloud.   

 

The driving forces of Virginia’s journey to cloud:  

 

Agencies at all levels in the Commonwealth of Virginia are undergoing tremendous change. The complexity of managing multiple clouds and data centers, and fragile legacy applications has created opportunities and challenges to modernizing IT, improving resiliency, business continuity, agility and strengthening security. Three IT leaders from the Commonwealth of Virginia are developing future-proof strategies and leading meaningful changeimproving citizen experience and recognizing the hybrid multicloud reality.   

Case study: Virginia gets flexibility and innovation with hybrid cloud  

An agency gains insight and efficiency from disparate data sources and cloud: 

Working with US Agency for International Development (USAID) procurement and supply project, PEPFAR, and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), Chemonics and IBM are using data visibility to see what is happening at every single step of a global health supply chain used to procure and deliver essential drugs and health commodities anywhere in the world. Focusing on public health in four areas: AIDS, malaria, reproductive, and maternal and child health. Data transparency, business processes, analytics and cloud play a key role in ensuring life-saving medicines reach people in more than 70 countries around the world in conditions where it is difficult to get essential health commoditiethere. 

Case study: Addressing public health challenges with data and cloud technologies