Challenges in the path to the cloud
Technology and people are the two important challenges for the city and county authorities with regard to cloud adoption. As cloud computing technologies offer a range of services, it is important to gain a thorough understanding on its functionality. As new technologies keep evolving, the staff has to quickly adapt themselves these changes. Secondly, the culture and mindset of the people has to be changed as well. While some staff is apprehensive of losing their jobs, others feel insecure about hosting the data in the cloud. Certain employees are reluctant to learn new technologies as they feel the present situation is just fine. However, local authorities need to understand that there is a higher level of data security in the cloud than a local leased data center. Looking at the private sector capitalizing on the cloud, local authorities are now increasing moving to the cloud.