The Evolving Role of IT Consumption Models in the U.S. Federal Government

Federal agencies have established multiple proven formats for IT consumption over the last 25 years. Different requirements and environments make each consumption model optimal for some scenarios, but less so for others. The most important objective for agencies is to select a model that provides the optimal levels of security, flexibility, costs, and usage. Learning from the body of experience federal agencies have established can provide an effective roadmap for those exploring how to consume IT securely, flexibly, and sustainably.