Cloud computing has been named as a technology that US states need to think seriously about adopting in the near future.
Howard Baldwin, writing for Computerworld US, has suggested the virtual computing solution is one that could revolutionise some of the country's public sector departments.
He quoted California governor Gavin Newsom, who earlier this year said some local, state and federal government bodies have fallen a long way behind in computing.
"We have to wake up to the new reality," Mr Newsom stated, which Mr Baldwin confirmed was a reference to the cloud. Adopting the cloud can help organisations improve their efficiency and slash costs.
Gartner research director Michael Gartenberg recently predicted the cloud will overtake PCs as a top computing solution in the coming years.
With more businesses and bodies around the world starting to realise the advantages it offers, it seems such a forecast might not be far from the mark.
Posted by Victoria Browne