Steps to Improve Cloud Computing in the Public Sector
Government information technology is subject to a variety of rules, regulations, and procurement policies. Computing is treated differently depending on whether the platform is based on desktops, laptops, mobile devices, or remote file servers known as cloud computing. There are differences between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, as well as in the level of privacy and security expected for various applications. Some people perceive higher security on desktop or laptop computers and lower security with the cloud because the latter's information is stored remotely through third-party commercial providers.