This abstract was originally published as Pittsburgh is upgrading its IT infrastructure with help from Google Cloud by Veronica Combs in TechRepublic
Pittsburgh and Google launched a four-year plan to move the city’s IT infrastructure to the cloud to lower overall costs and improve the delivery of services. The City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation and Performance will lead the project.
Dan Stroman, senior director of public sector at CloudCheckr:
“Public sector leaders have prioritized IT modernization recently and cloud providers have been cultivating more government agencies as potential customers.”
“The past year has seen federal, state and local agencies communicating with citizens through SaaS on an unprecedented level, thus expanding the levels of sensitive data in the cloud exponentially.”
“[I expect] to see many more partnerships between cloud providers and cities during this year to meet scalability and security needs related to this transition.”
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