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With cloud, law enforcement agencies are able to increase their storage capacity to accommodate increasing data needs.
FREMONT, CA: Law enforcement functions are increasingly becoming integrated with the cloud. Whether through computer-aided dispatch, records management, or information analysis, the cloud is enabling officers to accomplish new tasks. Along with the influx of video footage, law agencies need to store police reports, photographs, crime mapping, analytics, fingerprints, and other sensitive information. To manage all this data, agencies are increasingly dependent on cloud computing. With that, law enforcement agencies are able to increase storage capacity to accommodate increasing data needs. The following are some key advantages agencies can accrue in moving to the cloud.
Cloud-based services are ideal for law enforcement services that have fluctuating bandwidth requirements. Periods of high demand related to particular investigations, major events, or crime spikes in some areas may require a scale-up or scale-down arrangement. Law enforcement is never static. Having a degree of agility through cloud-based service provides real flexibility to handle current and future application environments.
Effective Data Management
The majority of law enforcement agencies currently depend on outdated, disparate data management systems that store information in silos, decreasing their ability to offer information and intelligence to officers where and when it's required. With cloud computing, data is stored centrally. Having one perspective of the truth optimizes processes and makes sure that police are accessing the right information when needed.
Automatic Updates and Reduced Costs
With cloud, a law enforcement agency can reduce its IT commitments of having to stay abreast of regular updates, hardware reboots and disaster recovery requirements, freeing up resources, and allocate it to focus on its primary objectives. Cloud technology uses the dynamic provisioning of hardware, software, or services, which can reduce costs compared with traditional in-house server environments.
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