Texas moves to the cloud with Microsoft

15 February 2013 | Michael Donlan, Vice President, U.S. State and Local Government Microsoft Corp.

According to a recent survey, police agencies plan to shift more applications to the cloud over the next two years – including those that use sensitive Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) data. As these agencies plan for future cloud migrations, consider the State of Texas, which today announced a significant move to the cloud, working with Microsoft to ensure that the move met stringent CJIS requirements for its law enforcement agencies. Texas’ Department of Information Resources chose Microsoft Office 365 for its more than 100,000 employees, making it the largest state-wide cloud deployment of email and collaboration services in the United States.

Compliance was a huge factor in the decision, since several agencies require access to data that is subject to complex security and privacy regulations. Both Texas and Microsoft worked closely together to support the state’s requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and CJIS to ensure the highest standards for security and privacy.

If you’d like to learn more about today’s news and how Texas is protecting its data in the cloud, please read the press release or the Official Microsoft blog post to learn more.

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Michael Donlan
Vice President, U.S. State and Local Government Microsoft Corp.