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Washington, DC, a Cloud Computing Trendsetter!

The survey interviewed information technology decision makers

A TechJournal South article last week named Washington, DC as a leading trendsetter in cloud computing. Citing a Microsoft sponsored survey, conducted by 7th Sense research, D.C. was highlighted as particullarly receptive to cloud computing. The survey interviewed information technology decision makers (ITDM) and found the following:

  • 81 percent of ITDMs in Washington agree that IT must enable workers to work anywhere at any time.
  • 46 percent of these respondents believe that cloud services can support and enable a remote workforce.
  • 26 percent of ITDMs say the cloud enabled them to start a new line of business.
  • 28 percent of D.C. enterprise organizations are hiring more staff with cloud computing experience
  • 14 percent are hiring more staff in general as a result of cloud services
  • 50 percent of D.C. ITDMs said they would be more likely to purchase a cloud solution if they could work with a certified partner
  • 32 percent of respondents hired vendors to assist in deploying cloud projects.


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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE