back to article Governments opt for XaaS, dump datacenters in droves

The world's governments are eager to let someone else handle their IT headaches, according to a recent Gartner report, which found a healthy appetite for "anything-as-a-service" (XaaS) platforms to cut the costs of bureaucracy. These trends will push government IT spending to $565 billion in 2022, up 5 percent from last year, …

  1. Fred Daggy Silver badge

    Do you want to tell them, or should I?

    I mean, they will find out ... eventually. Trouble is, by that time, one lot of idiots will be replaced with another lot of idiots, that will not have learnt one god dang thing.

    1. I should coco

      Do you imagine a scenario where on prem will become the "New" operating model?

      Im sure I've seen this before...

  2. Anonymous Coward

    aaS is Ass

    I can't think of a single "as a service" offering that I would consider valuable (other than Malware as a Service, for which I am decidedly not the target market).

    Most seems cobbled together with a bit of software, a lot of promises, and shit tons (at least two or more skateboarding rhinoceroses to put it in ElReg terms) of hype.

  3. Mobster

    Of course Gartner is also telling governments on how they will so much better off putting their services in someone else's hands.

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