21 Ways to Improve Cloud Purchasing

Your old contract language doesn’t work for the cloud; here’s how to fix it.

by / September 25, 2014

Not everyone is ready to curl up with nearly 80 pages of purchasing policy — no matter how important it is. One the other hand, everyone loves a board game, right?

That’s the premise behind our new 21 Steps to the Cloud infographic, which offers a relatively painless way to ease into the new Guide to Cloud Procurements from e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government. The guide is an extensive collection of model contract language, guiding principles and recommendations designed to help government agencies get better at buying cloud-based services.

That’s a pretty big deal, especially as more agencies attempt to take advantage of cloud-based software, platforms and infrastructure. Traditional contracting language developed for buying products doesn’t always work for buying hosted services  and the clash between old contracting methods and new cloud solutions is costing agencies time and money, and is keeping them from adopting the latest industry solutions.

21 Steps to the Cloud offers a quick look at key cloud contracting recommendations, and points out a few potential pitfalls. And when you’re ready to dig into the full report, it’ll be waiting for you right here.