Cloud computing is not only impacting state and local government infrastructure — which increasingly is shifting to an IaaS model — but it's also changing the role of the CIO. The benefits of the cloud include subscription-based payment models that eliminate high upfront costs and a massive reduction in the maintenance of hardware and software. The change is putting the most advanced technology in the hands of even the smallest governments. The result is a more efficient IT infrastructure, nearly 100% uptime and better services for citizens. The numbers speak for themselves. Hear what other IT professionals have to say about the cloud.