July 7, 2010
Professor Greg Ganger recently gave testimony on the benefits and risks of using cloud computing before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement. Ganger explained that cloud computing involves using someone else's computers (and possibly software) to accomplish a task, and that it has the potential to provide large efficiency improvements for federal IT functions. Ganger also discussed the importance of active support for standardization, research/experimentation efforts, technical training, and explicit change management in overcoming risks related to lock-in, security, and resistance to change.
Visit the hearing page for more information, including a webcast of the hearing and prepared statements and testimony.