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overnments remain LAN-bound, but ready for the cloud

Governments remain LAN-bound, but ready for the cloud

Technology leaders across the public sector are looking to shift from legacy systems to cloud-based platforms to support data-driven citizen-friendly services, according to a recent survey of 500 public sector technology officials by Socrata, a digital government solutions provider.

Many, however, are still working with systems installed on local networks. At the county level, 47 percent of all technology is almost entirely installed on local machines or internal networks, the study found. The story is similar at other levels of government as well -- 40 percent of all respondents said their software is "mostly" running locally, while 39 percent said nearly all their systems were running that way.

Nevertheless, 75 percent of technology officials said they are open to moving toward cloud-based software to deliver better service to government and citizen stakeholders with less effort.

According to Socrata, cloud-based data-driven solutions will help the public sector better meet increasing demands for transparency, mobility and citizen service.

Socrata has worked with Indiana on a management performance hub, Detroit and Utah on open data portals, Seattle and with King County, Wash., on an elections app.

Posted by Amanda Ziadeh on Aug 20, 2015 at 11:19 AM


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