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Hong Kong GovCloud Seeks to Centralize Online Services

cloudHong Kong has deployed a cloud platform meant to centralise the semi-autonomous zone’s online services of different departments and bureaus under a five-year $242 million project.

The Government Cloud Platform is meant to implement global cloud computing best practices and to adhere to government security standards, the HK government said Friday.

A spokesman for the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer said officials aim to use GovCloud to provide different agencies with storage, network and server resources and cloud computing capabilities to speed up service delivery to citizens.

The platform is housed in local data centers and is currently built to support a collaborative working environment for different departments and to maintain electronic records. 

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