New Study Says the US Government Could Save Billions Just by Using Cloud

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How well is the U.S. government adapting to cloud computing? Although many agencies have been adapting cloud at a fairly consistent pace, new research gathered by MeriTalk and ATandT found that adaption hasn’t been happening at a pace quick enough to save the country potentially billions of dollars.

Currently, about 75% of federal government agencies use at least one cloud platform. However, most of the time, cloud technology is playing a fairly limited role within overall IT strategy in these departments. The study found that, in not further incorporating cloud technology, the federal government was missing out on saving nearly $19 billion in IT costs.

In conducting the survey, the researchers surveyed 159 IT decision makers for the U.S. government, and asked them what their views were regar