A majority of state governments have adopted “cloud first” preferences when it comes to considering new applications or looking to upgrade existing legacy systems. According to the new report “The 2016 State CIO Survey” from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), over 70 percent of state CIOs say they have “cloud first” policies that are either formal, informal, or in development.

But many of the same CIOs said technology is advancing such that a “cloud first” concept may no longer be relevant.

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