Thursday, November 19, 2015

10 major US cities that are embracing the cloud

1.- Boston, Massachusetts

Despite being known as a sector slow to adopt new tech, many city governments are embracing the cloud. Here are 10 of the most cloud-friendly cities.
In 2014, the city of Boston moved almost 80,000 employees the cloud. The city relies on Google Apps to support everyone from police officers to public school teachers.

2. New York, New York

New York City was early on the cloud trend, making the move to use a plethora of Microsoft cloud tools in 2010.

3. San Francisco, California

A city known for its willingness to embrace new technology, San Francisco began moving many of its employees to the Office 365 platform in early 2014.

4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia has a cloud-based 311 phone service for municipal services for residents, and its chief innovation officer eventually wants to move 50% of its IT assets to the cloud.

5. Miami, Florida

For its private cloud, Miami was awarded the Public Technology Institute’s Annual Solutions Award in 2013. Miami has also been developing cloud appsto help with public inspections.

6. Asheville, North Carolina

The city of Asheville won an award in 2015 for its cloud-based approach to data recovery.

7. Los Angeles, California

Another city using Microsoft Office 365, Los Angeles moved 100,000 employees to the platform starting in 2014.

8. Louisville, Kentucky

In addition to being named one of the top digital cities in the US, Louisville was also one of the winners of Amazon's City on a Cloud challenge for its work building open data sites on AWS.

9. Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix not only uses a host of cloud tools, but it has also takes a comprehensive approach to the cloud as evidenced by its cloud computing audit report

10. San Jose, California

San Jose began the move to Microsoft's cloud suite in 2013 to save money and increase efficiency.

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