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CIOs, IT Leaders Discuss State-Level Cloud Expansion

acquisition policyChief information officers and information technology executives have discussed how to expand cloud computing across various states despite challenges in adopting the platform, FedScoop reported Thursday.

Billy Mitchell writes IT community leaders gathered at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ midyear conference in Baltimore, Md., to talk over the hurdles affecting the future of cloud at the state level.

The conference panel believes that outdated regulations pose a barrier to cloud services procurement, the report says.

“Laws and rules are something of a barrier. And I think that’s a barrier that can be overcome,” Illinois CIO Sean Vinck told the conference.

Vinck urged members of the IT community to reconsider the resources and energy being invested in IT assets, according to the report.

“Cloud is here to stay, and it’s going to develop very rapidly over the next four to five years,” added Jim Sills, Delaware CIO and secretary of the Technology and Information Department.

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