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Cloud Confusion: Finding Best Practices For State and Local Gov

Cloud computing is taking the business and government world by storm. Just like anything else new, it’s uncharted waters and guidelines and best practices are hard to come by.

Of course the federal government has the NIST standards and the FedRAMP programs to guide the way on cloud services and acquisitions, but what about state and local government? A commission led by TechAmerica sat down last October to come up with a standard of best practices for State and Local government looking towards the cloud.

On the DorobekINSIDER we sat down with Michael Kerr the staff director of the commission to gather some cloud insight. The first thing we asked Michael about was the report itself and how they went about getting the information to bundle all the best practices together. In his answer Michael went in depth on the reasons and benefits of why cloud and why now for state and local gov.
State of State and Local Cloud Computing – The DorobekINSIDER Part 1 by cdorobek

The report that the commission came up with is rather extensive so in order to save you time we asked Michael to highlight the best parts of the report. Listen to his answers below.
State of State and Local Cloud Computing – The DorobekINSIDER Part 2 by cdorobek

To listen to Michael Kerr’s full interview you can catch the full radio show at GovLoop Insights or your can subscribe to our itunes channel.

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