While nearly all state and local government (SLG) CIOs and IT managers recognize that cloud services will have a big impact on their ability to improve citizen services and provide public safety services over the next five years, many of them are still moving cautiously on cloud service implementations.

Migrating to hybrid cloud solutions can help state and local governments achieve their digital transformation goals, according to Ricky Nelson, senior solution architect, North America Public Sector, at Red Hat.






The State of Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is making big strides in a two-year campaign to create an AWS-powered technology environment that will integrate the state’s health and human service applications to more effectively deliver services to state residents.






California los angeles LA

California’s most populous county is realizing a whopping 60 percent cost saving several months after it switched from traditional call center infrastructure to Amazon Connect’s cloud-based contact center solution.






David McCurdy, Chief Technology Officer for the state of Colorado, hailed as a “major success” the state’s year-long effort to overhaul its Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS) by migrating the system to AWS.






Smart city

St. Petersburg, Fla., was named a Smart Gigabit Community by US Ignite, a non-profit organization that helps accelerate the smart city movement. As a Smart Gigabit Community, St. Petersburg will have access to “a low-latency and ultra-fast network with local cloud computing and storage capabilities.”






Lafayette Parish Communication District in Louisiana is moving its 911 service to the cloud. With natural disasters in mind, the Parish has purchased a new cloud-based solution to ensure that its 911 service never goes down.






The U.S. cloud computing economy tripled in size from 2002 to 2017, and added $214 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product in 2017, according to an Internet Association (IA) report released Tuesday.






Columbus State Community College, in Columbus, Ohio, today announced it is going to start a new two-year degree program that will lead students to pursue a career in cloud computing. The program is being developed in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and Amazon Web Services Educate. 






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