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InterAct WhitePaper - Cloud Computing in Public Safety

Date: 2012-10-28
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The U.S. Federal Government has adopted a “cloud first” policy that requires agencies default to cloud-based solutions whenever a secure, reliable, cloud option exists. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a three volume Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap and initiated a standards acceleration program so that best practices from the private sector can be used for government systems immediately, without a protracted standards process.

There is no credible reason to doubt that the cloud will be the predominant platform for public safety applications. Even legacy on-premise systems will be interconnected with a myriad of cloud-resident services including the NG9-1-1 communications backbone of emergency response. The benefits of scale and connectivity are not only economic but also functional. Shared multi-tenant systems really do enable public safety providers to do more with less…  The benefits of the cloud will drive an urgent but orderly and methodical migration.

For more details, download the White Paper Cloud Computing in Public Safety, available for free from Interact Public Safety

For more essential public safety White Papers, see our White Papers page.

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