Beyond Fairy Dust & The No Police: How Cloud Computing Makes Government Better

Beyond Fairy Dust & The No Police: How Cloud Computing Makes Government Better


Available On Demand
Duration 60min
Jonathan Feldman
City of Asheville North Carolina
Jonathan Feldman
Jonathan Feldman is Chief Information Officer for the City of Asheville, NC, where he encourages innovation through better business technology and process. Asheville is a rapidly growing and popular city; it has been named a Fodor top travel destination, and is the site of many new breweries, including New Belgium's east coast expansion. During Jonathan's leadership, the City has been recognized nationally and internationally (including the International Economic Development Council New Media, NATOA Community Broadband, and the GMIS Best Practices awards) for improving services to citizens and reducing expenses through IT innovation.

Jonathan's business innovation training and experience includes an MS from Georgia Tech's business school and 20+ years of business technology practice with a diverse group of customers: government, military, law enforcement, financial services and healthcare.

Wendy Schuchart
Editor and Moderator
InformationWeek Government
Wendy Schuchart
Wendy Schuchart is a technology journalist with more than a decade of experience in enterprise IT. Most recently, Schuchart was the senior site editor of TechTarget's CIO Media Group. She has also served as section editor for UBM's Network Computing and Secure Enterprise. Connect with her on Twitter @wendyschuchart.

From the outside, government cloud computing seems to fall into one of two camps: Either the cloud is magic and fixes everything, or the cloud will be Armageddon for the government. Truly, the answer is neither fairy dust nor everything the No Police would like you to believe. In this webinar, Jonathan Feldman, CIO for the city of Asheville, North Carolina, will lay out several scenarios (smugly called "use cases" by the fairy dust clouderati) where using software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has helped government agencies deal with the ever-tightening noose of fewer resources and more responsibilities. Join us for a practical cloud computing brainstorm session that is light on the buzzwords and loaded with real world scenarios you can borrow for your own agency.

In this webinar:

  • You'll learn what your peers in the public sector are doing.
  • You'll gain insight on how citizens can benefit from governmental adoption of cloud computing.
  • You'll be able to avoid both the fairy dust mentality and the No Police when getting buy-in for your cloud initiatives.
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