Download Our New Special Report: ‘Embracing the Promise of the Cloud’

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Connecting state and local government leaders

Three stories about how state and local governments are using the latest cloud innovations.

Cloud computing has been a concept since the late 1970s, though the term didn’t become en vogue until Amazon’s 2006 release of its Elastic Compute Cloud. Two years later Microsoft announced Azure, and it was off to the races.

With the cloud present in our lives for more than a decade, it’s easy to forget that some state and local governments are just beginning to test its waters and, when they do, discovering new applications.

Our new special report, “Embracing the Promise of the Cloud,” is free to download and highlights some of the latest cloud innovations in state and local government, the effects of which are playing out on transit in New York City, on the roadways of Santa Monica, California, and in Virginia’s classrooms.


Dave Nyczepir is a News Editor at Government Executive’s Route Fifty and is based in Washington, D.C.

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