Government adoption of cloud to swell, study says


Cloud computing won a big endorsement in 2009 from the city of Los Angeles when it decided to adopt Google Apps, and many other state and local governments may soon follow with their own cloud approaches, according to a new survey by Input inc. The Reston, Va.-based market research firm estimates that cloud computing spending by state and local governments will increase 22 percent from 2009 through 2014, or from $230 million to $620 million. State and local governments now spend about $56.6 billion on IT.

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