It appears that White House CIO Vivek Kundra is less a fan of big “T” technology than you might think, given that he’s charged with overseeing the U.S.’s entire federal IT infrastructure. And with the rise of cloud computing, he doesn’t have to be.
The Best Technology Is Transparent Technology
Kundra has big plans for using the cloud to empower government personnel to collaborate and innovate better than ever before, all while saving taxpayer dollars in the bargain. A big part of that vision is the idea that technology should be transparent, that it should just get out of the way and let people get on with business. According to Kundra, speaking in 2009 while still CTO of the District of Columbia, “the cloud computing model allows you to provide service rather than technology.”
Introducing the SAManage Cloud for Clunkers Program
At SAManage, we couldn’t agree more, and it’s this kind of thinking that led to our Cloud for Clunkers replacement program, which aims to unshackle IT asset and service management from often old and wheezing on-premise hardware and software.
With SAManage, organizations are freed from the never-ending hardware and software upgrade cycle and the associated deployment and retraining delays. Because SAManage lives — and evolves — in the cloud, users always have access to the latest and greatest IT asset and service management functionality from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device. There’s no waiting for hardware to catch up with software, or the other way around. There’s no patching or troubleshooting or need to worry about defending your IT asset and service management solution against malware or malcontents. And the costs can be dramatically lower, especially for large organizations with a hodgepodge of ancient, aging, and soon-to-be-one-or-the-other hardware and software.