United States of Cloud saves states millions of dollars

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Added value of joint initiatives, such as the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) project, cited as sources of potential for Sates beyond simple cost savings. In the words of Azer Bestavros, director of the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering at Boston University, “Just as a shopping mall provides a shared infrastructure and amenities for a variety of retailers, the MOC creates a marketplace where developers can innovate services for many different customers, from research institutions, healthcare providers, government agencies and non-profits as well as for profit organizations, and taxpayers are the beneficiary.”

Read this story at the IBM blog thoughtsoncloud.com