June’s live Cloud Wars Expo event featured dozens of industry leaders allowing the Acceleration Economy team access to the inner workings of the greatest growth market the world has ever known. In this News Desk interview, which was recorded live on-site at Cloud Wars Expo, Principal Analyst Aaron Back welcomes Nicholas Smith, Program Lead for Federal Digital Services at Oracle to discuss the Oracle cloud and government partnerships.
00:15 — Aaron introduces today’s guest, Oracle’s Nicholas Smith, to discuss how the Oracle cloud supports federal and DoD partnerships.
01:26 — Smith’s role includes educating partners on fundamental applications of the cloud. He lists customers’ three most important factors in this sector as risk aversion, cost, and functionality (in that order).
04:10 — Aaron digs deeper into the optics surrounding cloud data security. Smith details the extensive regulatory guidelines in place to safeguard cloud data from security breaches.
06:43 — The accumulation of data is extremely valuable. Keeping seemingly benign bits of data secure is of critical importance.
08:30 — Oracle provides customers with complete cloud architecture. It is uniquely positioned to build tools for customers to construct their own internal architectures. Smith details the array of tools available and how they enable businesses to tailor their cloud usage to their needs.
11:27 — Smith extends cloud tech applications to public works, using trash pickup as an example.
13:17 — Customer expectations typically reserved for other domains now apply to the public sector.
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