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Deloitte-GBC Survey: 69% of Federal Employees Rely on Cloud Tech to Complete Work

A survey conducted by Deloitte and Government Executive Media Group‘s research arm shows that 69 percent of federal employees say they need access to cloud platforms for work.

Deloitte said Tuesday it commissioned Government Business Council to poll a random sample of 536 federal employees from over 29 defense and federal agencies in November and found that 41 percent of respondents said their agencies have started to migrate applications to the cloud.

Respondents cited data sharing, organizational efficiency and cost savings as the top drivers for their agencies’ cloud adoption.

Twenty-four percent of federal respondents said they are dissatisfied with the cloud platforms at their agencies, while 59 percent said cloud governance is either ineffective or non-existent in their organizations.

“How the cloud is used – governance, tech enablement, and organizational factors – will determine the success of cloud adoption,” said Doug Bourgeois, federal cloud leader and managing director of Deloitte Consulting.

The survey also showed that 71 percent of respondents said they have used unauthorized applications, while 34 percent attributed IT modernization efforts to chief information officers and other senior IT leaders.

Sixty-eight percent of respondents said they are not aware of cloud’s capability to support software-as-a-service applications and that 57 percent said they do not know that cloud platforms could help streamline mobile services.

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