hmmm.jpgIn the Sept 2014 United States Government Accountability Office GAO-14-753 report to congressional requesters

- agencies collectively  reported $96 million in cost savings related to implementation of 22 cloud services

- in some instances motivation was not to save cost but to improve services or offer new ones

- in addition to cost savings benefits were found after migrating systems and services to a cloud computing service including: decreased time to deploy, increased flexibility, reduced IT infrastructure

- many legacy investments still to be evaluated when modernized or reach the end of their life-cycle

- legacy systems a challenge to access because agency personnel reluctant to cede direct control of IT resources

and having appropriate expertise for the acquisition of cloud services has been a challenge. Get more details in the report here