Reston, VA (Vocus) April 21, 2009
Cloud computing's advantages are well-known in the private sector. But local, state and federal government agencies can also benefit and will embrace cloud computing in aggressive fashion beginning in 2009. According to INPUT, the leading authority on government business, the federal cloud market is projected to expand to $800 million by 2013 while the state and local market for cloud applications could swell to $635 million by 2013.
The economy, aggressive market players and growing acceptance of the cloud model will pace incredible growth of the government market over the next four years, overcoming hurdles that historically hampered development such as security and privacy concerns. INPUT projects 2010 will see local, state and federal governments begin the march toward cloud computing in its special report "Evolution of the Cloud: The Future of Cloud Computing in Government." This report examines the market outlook and government perspectives of the federal, state and local cloud computing market. It also provides recommendations and strategies for contractors seeking opportunities within this growing market.
Vital cloud computing questions answered by the INPUT report include:
- What will determine the adoption of cloud computing technology by all levels of government?
- How will government agencies begin the march toward cloud computing?
- Who will help government agencies set and enforce user operation policies within a cloud-based environment?
- Who are the early government adopters?
- What current service model will pave the way to cloud computing adoption?
- How will government agencies become strong competitors in the cloud market?
Report Author: Deniece Peterson, principal analyst at INPUT, is available for media inquiries.
INPUT is the authority on government business. Established in 1974, INPUT helps companies develop federal, state, and local government business and helps public sector organizations achieve their objectives. Over 2,000 member organizations, including small specialized companies, new entrants to the public sector, and the largest government contractors and agencies, rely on INPUT for the latest and most comprehensive procurement and market information, consulting, powerful sales management tools, and educational & networking events. For more information about INPUT, visit http://www.input.com or call 703-707-3500.
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