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Three questions about cloud procurement for the public sector explained
Cloud technology is transforming the way organizations use data to make decisions, provide services to communities, and collaborate across departments and business processes. However, some public sector organizations are challenged by procurement. To help demystify the cloud procurement process, here are answers to three questions public sector procurement officials frequently ask about buying cloud.
Four ways to buy cloud with federal year-end funds
The end of the US federal government fiscal year is fast approaching. With budget left to spend before September 30, agencies need to obligate their remaining 2022 fiscal year funds. AWS can provide federal agencies with options to procure future cloud computing resources using current-year funds. Learn more about efficient purchasing recommendations to meet your agency’s needs.
6 steps to cloud procurement readiness for government
Governments across the world are looking to procure cloud technologies to meet the needs of their citizens. Addressing the difference between traditional technology purchasing and the procurement of cloud is critical to maximizing an organization’s ability to buy and use cloud technology. To ready their departments and agencies to purchase cloud services and get support to make this move, organizations can take these six procurement readiness steps.
Cloud procurement best practices for US federal government agencies
At AWS, we want to help organizations modernize IT infrastructure and create scalable mechanisms to manage growing datasets, take advantage of emerging technologies like machine learning, improve citizen services, and innovate for the long-term. Buying cloud computing services requires different skills than buying traditional IT, particularly given cloud’s ability to adjust technology resources dynamically and how this may impact contract solicitations and, more broadly, acquisition strategies. Are you ready to move to the cloud but need some guidance on where to start? Here are some best practices for government customers and procurement teams looking to build a culture of innovation and begin their cloud acquisition journey.
Quickly Achieve Full IT Operations in the Cloud
With defense agencies looking to quickly migrate legacy applications to a government-approved, commercial cloud environment of their choice, the Department of Defense (DoD) has entered into an agreement with REAN Cloud to provide a new streamlined and consultative process to procure cloud solutions.
How to Buy: Cloud Procurement Made Easy
When it comes to cloud computing, the purchase process can seem daunting. Fortunately, AWS can help. Our experts at AWS have assisted many government IT leaders in selecting the right acquisition approach for their agency. Download the on-demand webinar on How to Buy: Cloud Procurement Made Easy. Find out how the cloud alleviates upfront costs […]
Ten considerations for a cloud procurement
Cloud procurement presents an opportunity to reevaluate existing procurement strategies so you can create a flexible acquisition process that enables your public sector organization to extract the full benefits of the cloud. Are you ready to move to the cloud but looking for practical guidance? Download the whitepaper “10 Considerations for a Cloud Procurement” for the public sector and check out these key components to help streamline your cloud procurement strategy.
Cloud-Ready Contracts Help Accelerate Deployment for State and Local Governments
As adoption of cloud computing increases, many public sector organizations have established approved publicly awarded contract vehicles to purchase cloud services. Taking advantage of existing contracts will help accelerate deployment for public sector customers. There are many contract vehicles currently available for the federal government, state and local governments, and education. Visit our Contract Center […]
The do’s and don’ts of writing a cloud-friendly RFP
Successful cloud adoption flows from well-designed procurement strategies and cloud-centric contract vehicles. Getting procurement “right” will lead to a portfolio of cloud technology and services that truly realizes the benefits of cloud computing. One way to procure the cloud is by issuing an RFP. Check out some tips and resources on RFPs.
How to Buy Cloud for Your Public Sector Organization
Buying cloud computing services takes different skills and strategies than buying traditional IT. Are you ready to move to the cloud but looking for practical guidance? Not sure where to start? We’re here to help you select the right acquisition approach for your agency. As your agency is considering moving to the cloud, there are […]