Statewide Cloud Readiness Assessment

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Progress to date – Jan. 5, 2021:


Cloud readiness criteria and checklist

100% complete

IT asset inventory and analysis

100% complete

IT service contract analysis

100% complete

Skills gap and training assessment

100% complete

WaTech resource assessment

100% complete

Cost/benefit analysis of cloud migration

100% complete

Future-state opportunities assessment

100% complete

Vendor’s final report to OCIO

100% complete

OCIO’s Final report to Governor and Legislature     

100% complete



The state Legislature, in the 2019-21 operating budget, directed the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to conduct a statewide cloud computing readiness assessment to prepare for the migration of core services, including ways it can leverage cloud computing to reduce costs.

The goal of the assessment is to help the state determine its ability to successfully adopt and support cloud solutions, as well as provide a current-state account of technology assets and future opportunities.

The Legislature in Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1109 (the state budget) directed the OCIO to:

  • Create an inventory of current state agency assets, associated service contracts, and other relevant information.
  • Identify impacts to state agency staffing resulting from the future migration to cloud computing including: Skill gaps between current practices and future cloud services; necessary retraining and ongoing training and development; and identifying additional resources needed by WaTech to enable sufficient future cloud migration support to state agencies.

The assessment, which will summarize statewide cloud migration readiness and make recommendations for migration goals, will be submitted to the governor and appropriate committees of the Legislature in December 2020.


  • The OCIO formally accepted the Unisys Statewide Cloud Readiness Assessment final report on October 22, 2020.

  • The OCIO submitted the cloud readiness report to the Legislature on Dec. 31, 2020. The report, based on the findings and recommendations in the Unisys report, will help inform the Legislature on current cloud solution deployments, IT skills shortages, cost/benefit analysis of cloud solutions, and recommendations to achieve more efficient cloud adoption across the state.