Defying the Norm,Governments are Fast Adopting Cloud Technologies

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

FREMONT, CA: In the past, most of the government and state authorities are reluctant to adopt new innovations. In fact it was a common notion that they are the last ones to make a switch. The case is different today with a number of government organizations moving towards game changing technologies like cloud computing, reports Lee R for

The county and city of San Francisco set the trend by becoming  one of the first regional organizations to adopt cloud computing. The country had first adopted Office365, Microsoft’s cloud computing solution, which was initially used only to handle email accounts and messages. Later, as the solution became a success it is used to manage their Big Data needs. A major deployment of this solution enabled California to consolidate data for Criminal Justice Information Services policy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The State of Queensland, Australia, is set ready to follow the path of California. It has also started deploying Microsoft’s Office365 to handle messaging and email. The prediction is that, if this solution becomes success, other states in Australia will also implement Office365 and move all applications and data management services to cloud.

Many observers consider the move towards cloud computing as a major twist to government agencies. Cloud computing enables lower IT and software licensing costs. However, along with Microsoft, Companies like Google and Amazon shines in the market with their cloud services.