It is nothing new that cloud computing is definitely transforming the corporate scenario of the companies that use it, by offering increasingly better services and unbelievable cost-benefits. But while organizations around the world are taking advantage of this amazing technology, government entities are also giving serious thought to the idea of ​​adopting it.

This is what points out a report made by Forbes Insights. According to him, government entities are rapidly approaching a tipping point . This means that the number of governments adopting the cloud will 'explosively' grow in the coming years. Below, discover how these organizations are using the cloud to redefine their strategies and deliver better services to citizens. Look:

The main obstacles faced by governments

In recent years, financial constraints have profoundly affected the way government entities adopt technology solutions. And with the budget allocated to the IT area getting smaller every year, they end up being prevented from having efficient and innovative technologies that allow them to have better control of their numerous departments and deliver better services to citizens.

Today, most governments have technology parks (data centers) with hardware and software, which 'suck' a large part of their financial resources, due to expenses related to energy and staff hiring. In addition, managers responsible for technology still have to deal with the fact that these parks are not allies of sustainability, which is a hotly debated issue around the world right now.

How cloud computing can help them

Today, the cloud is the only existing technology capable of helping governments to overcome their challenges. The guarantee of integrity provided by the best providers in the market, together with its wide range of specific services for the public sector, can help entities to circumvent today's problems and fulfill all their objectives. Below, we list some benefits that the cloud can generate for them:

1. Cost reduction with IT infrastructure

Government entities can easily cut spending on IT infrastructure through cloud computing. This is because it eliminates the need for them to use Data Centers to keep their systems in full operation, which also helps to reduce software costs and expenses related to energy consumption.

2. Greater agility in the face of changes in the country

With IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions, entities are able to better monitor sectors and the market in general and the wishes of the population. Thus, they are able to manage their assets better and implement programs in an agile way, aiming to act quickly in the face of the changes that have occurred in the country.

3. Offering better services to citizens

Governments, whether federal, state or municipal, can also offer a variety of services to citizens, such as monitoring energy and water consumption, for example. It is also possible to create platforms that allow you to see the status of your requests for public services and even your medical records in the public health network.

Some governments that are already benefiting

Many countries around the world are already redefining their cloud strategies. One is the United States, whose federal government instituted a CloudFirst policy to accelerate the pace of cloud adoption , shortly after it helped the country accelerate its initiatives. Since then, many agencies, including the US Navy and the Department of the Treasury, have operated with public cloud-based services.

In Europe, government entities in Germany, Italy, France, Spain and the United Kingdom are also already working with the cloud. The main benefit, according to its leaders, is greater cost efficiency . The Government of Australia, on the other hand, has made many investments in the cloud, mainly aiming to benefit from the cost reduction provided by technology and to provide mobile platforms and solutions for all its departments.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.