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Cloud computing could break up 'IT cartels'
Wednesday - 9/7/2011, 4:31pm EDT
In a New York Times op-ed, Kundra wrote, "This powerful group of private contractors encourages reliance on inefficient software and hardware that is expensive to acquire and to maintain."
One solution, Kundra says, is cloud computing.
He wrote, "Like a large office building, cloud data centers are efficient: many different tenants occupy the same space, sharing the same critical infrastructure, yet each tenant still has its own secure, customizable space."
Mark Forman, the first e-gov administrator at the Office of Management and Budget, is currently working on cloud- related programs at government Transaction Services, a firm he co-founded. He explains the extent of the "IT cartel" problem and how the cloud can help.