Unisys Federal’s Mark Forman: CIOs Must Implement Cloud Mgmt Strategies Beyond Traditional Frameworks

Mark Forman

Mark Forman, vice president of digital government at Unisys’ federal arm, has said that chief information officers must adopt strategies on implementing cloud-related capabilities to fully leverage the new technology for modernizing operations.

He wrote in a Nextgov piece published Thursday that agencies should make use of virtualization and containerization capabilities as well as web and microservices to enable the operation of applications in a cloud environment at a reduced cost. In addition, CIOs can deploy application programming interfaces to cut costs required for developing and managing customized code.

Forman also suggested that CIOs implement a cloud management platform instead of the traditional capital expenditure framework and use behavioral economics to create outcome-based value and promote adoption to new strategies.

“Given the dynamics of cloud offerings, CIOs must continually adjust their IT service catalogs to encourage adoption while accepting a certain level of the fixed costs,” he said.

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