Rise in natural disasters should push more local governments toward cloud computing, expert says

StateScoop: An increase in devastating natural disasters should be a driving factor for municipal government leaders considering a transition to the cloud, according to officials speaking at an event in Washington D.C. on Monday.

Hardening infrastructure and securing data by storing it in the cloud are two strategies that agency leaders can use to ensure quick recovery of critical systems in the event of a disaster, said Angelina Panettieri, a federal technology and communications lobbyist at the National League of Cities.

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