Technology has always paved the way for innovation, and the Cloud is no exception. With Public Cloud offerings, the lower costs means that public safety personnel can stretch their resources further without sacrificing the quality of their services. In fact, The Cloud not only offers organizations cheaper and faster ways to do what they do now, but the vast marketplace of cloud-based technologies also allows agencies to innovate and automate.
When the first major public cloud services were launched in 2006, the market was still new, and much of the security, compliance, and monitoring functionality had not been developed or implemented. In the 14 years since then, however, cloud offerings have evolved as there have been learning opportunities for these major public cloud providers. They have had to release security patches urgently and at scale, develop prevention, mitigation, and response tools, rearrange their services to optimize uptime, and implement new processes to meet various compliance requirements. Additionally, vendors who leverage cloud services in their software have had time to learn about and adapt to these new environments, allowing them to fully leverage modern technologies in what they offer to public safety agencies.