Simplify and streamline IT services with the cloud
Cloud makes 'IT on demand' a reality – achieving economies of scale, driving down existing infrastructure costs
The cloud offers government agencies many potential cost savings. For example, the United States Environmental Protection Agency is expecting to save an estimated $12 million over a four-year period with its transition to the cloud. The EPA expects to improve employee access to communication, collaboration, and mobility tools with Microsoft Office 365.
Agencies can operate at a lower overall cost with affordable and customized cloud solutions. Cloud makes “IT on demand” a reality – achieving economies of scale, driving down existing infrastructure costs, improving efficiency and productivity, and enabling lower upfront costs for new citizen services. Potential cost savings can result from:
- Adopting a private cloud solution to address server sprawl and maintenance expenses.
- Safeguarding against natural disasters by securely backing up data in the cloud.
- Improving access and management of documents by placing them in the cloud.
Learn how Albania's National Agency for the Information Society standardized hundreds of application servers with a private cloud solution from Microsoft.
City of Chicago uses cloud to decrease costs per employee by 80 percent
More than 30,000 employees will be moved to Microsoft Office 365 for cloud-based email and productivity tools. They are anticipating an estimated $1.3 million in cost savings.
Learn how Chicago plans to decrease costs