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Governments are facing reductions in ICT budgets just as users are increasing demands for electronic services. One solution announced aggressively by vendors is cloud computing. Cloud computing is not a new technology, but it is a new way of offering services, taking into consideration business and economic models for providing and consuming ICT services. The paper explains the impact and benefits for public organizations of cloud services and explore issues of why governments are slow to adopt use of the cloud.
Date of Publication: Spring 2013