In April VMware appointed a new Vice President and Federal Chief Cloud Executive: Doug Bourgeois.
Bourgeois has been the Director of National Business Center in US for more than four years, responsible for more than $400M inside the government administration.
Before that he was the CIO of the US Patent and Trademark Office.
At VMware Bourgeois he’s in charge of the strategy and business development of the cloud computing effort for the Federal market.
Interviewed by CRN, he offered an interesting comment on the confusion in the public sector about cloud computing:
At the Everything Channel Xchange Public Sector conference in Jacksonville, Fla. this week, Bourgeois urged solution providers to come to the aid of public sector CIOs overwhelmed by the demands of their job.
"They don’t know what to do," said Bourgeois of the CIOs being hammered by increasing IT complexity and budget pressures. "They have got these constraints and all these demands. They have service levels to meet. They have this new cloud computing thing. Every vendor in the world is coming at them with their version of cloud. They just don’t know where to go. They are somewhat paralyzed."