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Government Seeks Industry Input on Cloud Computing Strategy

BANFF, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/14 -- Treasury Board Secretariat

Today, Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, engaged in discussion with industry leaders to seek input on developing a successful cloud computing strategy for the Government of Canada.

Speaking at The Cloud Factory conference in Banff, the Minister outlined how a made-in-Canada approach to cloud computing will provide the tools and platforms needed to ensure Canada's public service remains modern and high-performing.

The Minister noted both the potential technological and economic benefits of cloud computing, while acknowledging the Government can only begin to acquire systems once clear and comprehensive policies and guidelines are in place. The Minister invited Canadian cloud industry leaders and provincial governments to engage in developing those policies.

The Government of Canada has embarked on a historic program of modernizing its IT infrastructure. Any new investments, including those for cloud computing systems, must align with existing policies designed to safeguard Canada's information assets and the security and privacy of Canadians' data.

Quick Facts

--  The Cloud Factory is a conference running from April 7 to 8, 2014, which
    brings together technology leaders and many others to discuss
    innovations in cloud computing, big data and enterprise technology.

Quotes

"Cloud computing offers the federal government a way to maximize the efficiency of our IT investments. We're looking for input from industry experts on how we can use cloud computing to achieve those savings."

-Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board

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