While there is no arguing about the staying power of the cloud model and the benefits it can bring to any organization or government, mainstream adoption depends on several key variables falling into alignment that will provide users the reliability, desired outcomes, and levels of trust necessary to truly usher in a “cloud revolution.” Until recently, early adopters of cloud computing in the public and private sectors were the catalyst for helping drive technological innovation and increased adoption of cloud-based strategies, moving us closer to this inevitable reality. Today, driven in large part by the financial crisis gripping the global economy, more and more organizations are turning toward cloud computing as a low-cost means ...

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