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STATE AGENCY LEADERS FOCUSING MORE ON CLOUD IT INVESTMENTS, SURVEY SAYS
A majority of state IT leaders expect their agencies to shift the bulk of their IT investment funds toward a combination of cloud computing models over the next three years, according to a new StateScoop survey.Seven in 10 state IT decision makers polled in the survey reported their agency will devote most of their IT investments toward a combination of cloud models — including government-only community clouds, commercial clouds or a hybrid approach — rather than on-site, government-run data centers over the next three years.That compares to 6 in 10 federal IT executives in a parallel survey, suggesting state agencies appear better able, or more inclined, to invest in cloud computing than their federal counterparts. The investment shift reflects greater readiness by state agencies to provision and automate cloud services for various enterprise applications. The study’s findings point to growing confidence that cloud computing offers the means to improve mission services despite lingering security concerns. STATESCOOP STAFF READ MORE