Cloud-first strategies have become a focal point for state and local governments over the past few years. With today’s tightening IT budgets and a growing number of legacy application modernization projects, state and local government CIOs are being pressed now more than ever to accelerate adoption. Quick wins have included email, web portals and collaboration tools, but most government agencies have resisted migrating more mission-critical applications and services.
Recent trends in state and local government, however, show that may be changing. Cybersecurity, perhaps the most mission-critical application of all, is quickly embracing the cloud, and the benefits are almost immediate.