It was great to see a few of you in person last week at the State of Technology California Industry Forum. If you were as fired up as me about budget numbers, we could be good friends. This month I’m diving into a theme I have been hearing a lot about on the road, some interesting survey data to back it and the trending editorial around this topic.
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☁️ 1 Big Thing: Cloud Is Trending
This month was filled with client briefings, both in person and virtual. Beyond the usual hot topics of AI, workforce and cybersecurity, there’s one topic that has captured the attention of industry lately: cloud computing.
As the digital transformation wave sweeps across state and local governments, the adoption, pace and breadth of cloud technologies is once again a trending topic.
Nearly a decade of talking about cloud has brought us to this: It’s time to unpack cloud’s potential and the crucial role it’s playing in shaping the future of government technology.
The public sector’s take:
The public sector has largely embraced cloud. From infrastructure to SaaS, cloud is increasingly baked into procurements. Perhaps, with many organizations focused on transformational IT projects, it is not surprising for cloud to bubble up once again. 🤔
What does the data say?
There is a lot of room for growth …
Digital Cities and Counties Surveys (2023). Presented by the Center for Digital Government.
Most-read stories related to cloud across all government titles from H1 2023 (brought to you by Industry Navigator’s intent data)
🔥 TL;DR: When it comes to cloud, things are just heating up.