Governments Turn to the Cloud to Manage Apps

Outsourcing of email with hosted services like Google’s Gmail and Microsoft Office 365 is fairly common now. But until recently, major application outsourcing was rare. Today, some government agencies looking to take advantage of the many benefits hosted applications can offer have begun migrating major applications to the cloud.

 

Multiple factors appear to be driving the trend, but continued budget struggles are chief among them. Because cloud computing provides a consumption-based model for the cost of computing resources, it can significantly reduce expenses.

via Governments Turn to the Cloud to Manage Apps.

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