U.S. Army continues pursuit of cloud computing

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U.S. Army continues pursuit of cloud computing

Cloud computing has grown by leaps and bounds in the private sector over the last year, allowing businesses and their employees to conduct essential work tasks with a never-before-seen ease. However, while many Americans are enjoying their ability to work remotely, easily access voicemail and partake in the other benefits that can be brought about by a VoIP telephony system, the U.S. Army is only just beginning to determine its capabilities for this transition.

The U.S. Army’s Research Development and Engineering Command (CERDEC) recently met with a number of its partners in the academic, industrial and military sectors so that it could better achieve its cloud computing goals. CERDEC, which runs the Tactical Cloud Integration Laboratory (TCIL) – an organization that conducts research on bringing technological solutions to the agency – held Industry Day from January 10 to 12, an event aimed at helping its decision makers determine their future course of action.

According to reports, the Army is looking to cloud computing as way for it to store and analyze intelligence data. Military experts say the advanced system would allow the Army to better adapt to operational environments while reinforcing partnerships with other federal agencies.

“The timeline for TCIL is driven by maturity,” Mark Kitz, technical director of the Program Manager Distributed Common Ground System-Army, said in a statement. “This Industry Day is the initial opportunity, and we would like to do yearly engagements to perform an assessment of industry and communicate where we would like to see resource go to solve problems.”

While not nearly as large in scope, small businesses may want to take a similarly measured approach before installing new cloud computing infrastructure. For example, by scheduling an appointment with a consulting firm that also offers top-quality business phone systems and other incentives, private entities may be able to quickly navigate the cloud transition so they can achieve these sought-after benefits.

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While not nearly as large in scope, small businesses may want to take a similarly measured approach before installing new cloud computing infrastructure.

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