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Wyoming Moves To The Cloud With Google's App For Government

Wyoming has passed a virtualisation milestone by becoming the first US state to shift its entire executive department to Google’s government-centered, cloud-computing productivity suite.

The state of Wyoming has dropped its in-house software by transferring its 10,000 employees on Google’s cloud-based service, Google Apps for Government on Monday, the Associated Press (opens in new tab) reports. (opens in new tab)

“Our entire state government has gone Google. Wyoming is the first state in the country to make this transition. I am extremely proud to say that we are early adopters and this continues a long tradition of Wyoming firsts.” Matt Mead, governor of the state of Wyoming wrote in a blog post on Google Enterprise (opens in new tab).

According to Governor Mead, the new unified system will help employees communicate and collaborate with one another easily. Standard software will enable employees to acquire email addresses in a uniform manner, building a usable directory, tech website Computer World (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) reports.

Along with Wyoming, several other American cities and states are planning to move more of their work flow online in the near future. Los Angeles has chosen Google’s cloud services to use Google's software while the state of Colorado is also under process of moving to the cloud.