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Why Government is So Quick to Adopt The Cloud

English: Cloud ComputingUsually a late adopter, the Government is more commonly associated with “slow and secure” rather than “high tech and new.” But when it comes to the cloud, more and more local governments and municipalities are taking the leap, and cloud is quickly “changing everything in Government IT.”

We ran across an article in Government Technology about local government cloud adoption, and thought it was an interesting—though lengthy—read.

The article discusses how once counties and cities adopt the cloud for one thing (say, the County Appraisers office), the usability, cost-savings, and quickness encourages them to explore other areas where the cloud would be helpful. Read more >

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Capital and Operational Cost Savings with a Cloud Solution

High_above_the_Cloud_the_Sun_Stays_the_SameYou’ve probably heard a lot about the “Cloud” and how more cities, schools, and government agencies are using it because of reliability, data backup benefits, and cost.  But what’s the bottom line? In other words, what’s the total cost of ownership (TCO)?  Is it too good to be true, or are there true, tangible cost savings to be had by converting to Cloud?

To understand the true savings benefits, we must breakdown the costs into two categories.  Attention accountants!  This one’s for you: Capital versus Operational Savings.

Capital Cost Savings

On the capital side, there is a variety of savings to be had because of the cost of software and upgrades. Read more >

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