Secure, Seamless and Reliable IT Solutions for Government

As public funds continue to shrivel, state and local governments are increasingly turning to the Internet to trim technology costs and better manage information services. Cloud computing not only makes it possible to access information from anywhere at any time, but also to shed internal IT infrastructure in favor of renting software applications from remote providers.

There are essentially three types of cloud computing services: Software as a Service(SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). All three provide computer servers, data storage and communications capabilities at a central location, allowing clients to access software applications remotely. However, each is designed for a specific business need.

Which type of service an organization needs comes down to two basic questions: How much internal technical expertise will be supported by the department? Is the department prepared to invest in ongoing maintenance of software? Often, government agencies benefit by freeing up these resources to address greater needs.

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing provides an offsite data center with storage and servers connected to the Internet. Providers host applications and services on the network that can be accessed anywhere by users with a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. To varying degrees, the service provider maintains the hardware, software and infrastructure. An organization or end user simply pays to access the software.