Apps are also making their way into the corporate and
government computing world with cloud computing becoming more of the
norm thanks to its savings for IT staff, power, and cost to buy. The
U.S. government has announced that it has now launched its own app
store for government users.
Google will be a big provider of
applications in the government app store and The New York Times
reports that Google will offer
all the applications to the government users that it offers to
other businesses, including its productivity apps to replace
post on the official White House website states that the
government spends over $75 billion annually on IT services for all
sorts of tasks from monitoring our borders to protecting the
environment. The blog post announced that the new Apps.gov
website was open and has the goal of lowering IT costs, which is part
of Obama's initiative to make government cost less.
reports that it will launch a parallel and dedicated cloud computing
system for the government exclusively to allow for security of the
sensitive and confidential documents that are produced by government
workers. The parallel environment will run
alongside the existing enterprise cloud environment that Google
already operates reports eWeek.
Google's Matt Glotzbach
said, "The goal is to meet the unique requirements and policies
that the government has. That being said, it will still be cloud
computing in its truest form—a multitenant cloud."
to Glotzbach, many city governments are already using Google Docs for
word processing and many other government entities are in various
stages of rolling out Google Apps for workers. Google isn’t alone
if welcoming the new government app store; Amazon is also counting
the government among its cloud customers.