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Six Benefits of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is still in its early stages, but the public sector is already beginning to see advantages

Despite its possible security and privacy risks, Cloud Computing - according to a magazine article due to be published later this Fall - has six main benefits that the public sector and government IT organizations are certain to want to take advantage of. In very brief summary form they are as follows:

  • Reduced Cost
    Cloud technology is paid incrementally, saving organizations money.
  • Increased Storage
    Organizations can store more data than on private computer systems.
  • Highly Automated
    No longer do IT personnel need to worry about keeping software up to date.
  • Flexibility
    Cloud computing offers much more flexibility than past computing methods.
  • More Mobility
    Employees can access information wherever they are, rather than having to remain at their desks.
  • Allows IT to Shift Focus
    No longer having to worry about constant server updates and other computing issues, government organizations will be free to concentrate on innovation.

The final article will appear in a magazine called Public CIO.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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Erik Sebesta 12/07/09 11:11:00 AM EST

Benefit #7: Global framework for business
Anytime, anywhere access to applications, agile structure for partnerships, and minimal IT footprint.

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