October 12, 2016 by Tracy Kimbo

5 Cloud Computing Myths & the 2016 IACP Conference

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Industries: Law Enforcement

Topics: LTE Devices & Applications

cloud-ninjaMotorola Solutions and our cloud provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) are gearing up to travel to San Diego for the 2016 IACP Annual Conference, October 15-18, 2016.

Cloud technology is becoming the new normal in many industries, including the justice and public safety community. We are seeing more police departments in the U.S. and around the globe move their mission-critical applications and data to the cloud.

To address any remaining questions you may have about the cloud, AWS will have Cloud Ninjas at IACP in our booth #3826 to de-bunk popular cloud computing myths, including the following:

Myth: The cloud is not secure.
True? No.
Fact: Security is our top priority, and our cloud infrastructure has been architected to be the most flexible, automated, and secure computing environment available today.

Myth: The cloud is only for storage
True? No.
Fact: More than 2,300 government, 7,000 education and 22,000 nonprofit organizations of all sizes use AWS to build applications, host websites, harness big data, store information, conduct research, improve online access for citizens, and more.

Myth: The cloud is not CJIS compliant.
True? No.
Fact: AWS complies with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) standard. We sign CJIS security agreements with our customers, and law enforcement agencies are taking advantage of our rich security automation tools for greater visibility to move faster and meet CJIS security requirements. Learn more about CJIS here.

Myth: The cloud does not produce cost savings.
True? No.
Fact: AWS provides cloud services on a pay-as-you-go model, delivering access to the most up-to-date technology resources. Simply access AWS services over the internet, with no upfront costs (no capital investment), and pay only for the computing resources that you use, as your needs scale. By using AWS’s inexpensive and highly scalable infrastructure technology, organizations around the world can stop paying for computing power they aren’t using – and receive more mission for their money.

Myth: If I put my data in the cloud, I will no longer have control of it.
True? No.
Fact: The AWS Cloud actually allows for more control through a more accurate, more agile depiction of data in near real-time. With one click, you can get any information you need about an instance: who launched it, where they launched it from, how long it’s been running, what applications it’s running and with what data. Cloud gives you extreme control.

For more information about the cloud right now, read “In Cloud We (Should) Trust” featuring insights from Bill Murray, senior manager of security programs at AWS for more myth debunking. But also, please come to us about any other questions you may have about the cloud at IACP at our booth, #3826.

We also look forward to showing you all the cloud-enabled solutions we have this year on display ranging from crime and investigative analytics to common operating pictures and digital evidence management.

Watch for us featured on IACPtv with AWS and Socrata. Also, follow us on Twitter @MotoSolutions with #IACP2016 and #cloudninja. We’ll also be live streaming throughout, so make sure to watch out for that on Twitter as well.

If you would like to schedule time to meet with one of the AWS Cloud Ninjas while at the IACP Conference, please contact the AWS Public Sector lead, Mike Wagers at wagers@amazon.com

 

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