On Federal News Radio Tom Spengler of Granicus argues that failing to switch to the cloud could have significant negative impacts on a government’s ability to engage with citizens:
Although thousands of government agencies at the local, state and federal levels currently use cloud technologies, including the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, many more have yet to embrace this technology. As a result, government at all levels is missing out on a valuable opportunity to interact with their constituents and boost tech-driven civic engagement.
The number of Americans with access to mobile technology has jumped to astounding levels in the past few years. Nearly 60 percent of Americans own a smartphone, a staggering increase from 46 percent in February 2012. By 2015, experts predict 65 percent of Americans will own a smartphone, tablet or both.
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