Beyond the Hype: Embracing Cloud-Based Technologies

You’ve heard it before: cloud technology is the future of public safety. But is it true?

Worldwide spending on public cloud services is expected to grow 73% from $160 billion to $277 billion between 2018 and 2021, according to RightScale’s 2018 State of the Cloud Report. A Google internal survey also found 87% of IT and business decision-makers at global mid-market and large companies expect cloud computing to become an important revenue driver by 2029.

What does this mean for public safety? Simply put, leaders should embrace cloud-based technology to increase safety, security, and resilience within their agencies.

Still not convinced the cloud is worth the hype? Read on to learn what makes the cloud a worthwhile investment for your organization.

5 benefits of moving to the cloud

Technology is always changing. As you consider upgrading your systems, you may be skeptical about whether the cloud is right for your public safety agency. Here are five ways cloud migration can empower your organization to be more proactive and not just meet – but exceed – citizens’ expectations.

  1. Reduced overhead: Is your agency overburdened by IT, administrative, and maintenance tasks? In the cloud, providers handle everything, allowing you to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and focus on tasks that advance your mission. You can also avoid the long-term expense of maintaining your aging IT systems.
  2. Innovative technology: Technology is always up to date in the cloud, allowing you to leverage the latest innovations without the added work or costs of doing it yourself.
  3. Better security: Cloud services include built-in security features such as data protection and identity and asset management to detect threats early.
  4. Increased collaboration: Improve collaboration and employee efficiency by easily sharing data and working on projects in real time.
  5. More flexibility: The cloud securely connects public safety data and applications to any internet-connected device, giving you access to the information and tools you need from home or a temporary office during an emergency or disaster.

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