Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam orders state agencies to the cloud

StateScoop: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued an executive order Tuesday requiring the state government's agencies to shift their information technology services to cloud-based platforms. Under the order, commonwealth offices will be tasked with developing plans to identify locally hosted IT systems that can be migrated to a cloud provider over the next few years.

"By incorporating the use of cloud technology, we can continue to make strides on modernizing the Commonwealth’s technology infrastructure and provide Virginians with the rapid and efficient delivery of government services they deserve," Northam said in a press release.

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