Tuesday, October 25, 2011 5:28:58 PM
In recent years, cloud computing has been of growing interest to companies and federal agencies looking to reduce costs, especially the sometimes high price of IT. Now, recent surveys have found civilians are calling on government to expand its use of advanced technology to strengthen budgets and improve the efficiency of a broad scope of operations, Biz Journals reports.
According to the website, the survey, conducted by public relations and digital marketing firm Bluetext, found that 90 percent of California voters want the government to adopt cloud computing and other advances in technology on both the state and local levels.
"This survey clearly demonstrates a disconnection," Dan Goldberg, a Bluetext official, said in a statement, as reported by the source. "Voters want political leaders and government managers to use technology to cut costs, and government IT leaders want it as well. Yet, they just aren't getting that support."
Still, Vivek Kundra's lasting legacy of the Cloud First Policy aims to allocate roughly 25 percent of the annual $80 billion federal IT budget toward cloud computing adoption. Already, many government offices have begun to use services to some degree, and all are required to do so for at least three different operations by the end of 2013.
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