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California has become the first state in the US to shift a massive chunk of its government computing system to the cloud – and dubbed it CalCloud. "CalCloud is an important step towards providing faster and more cost effective IT services to California state departments and ultimately to the citizens of California," said …

  1. James Haley 2

    Nice headline, clicked in solely on that basis.

    1. John70
  2. jr424242

    Legendary headline!


    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Legendary headline!

      Indeed!!! I wish we could upvote the headlines.

      1. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

        Re: Legendary headline!

        California has become the first state in the US to shift its entire government computing system to the cloud, dubbed CalCloud.

        ♫ Let's go fly a kite... ♫

  3. Eddy Ito

    the spokesman described CalCloud as "revenue neutral"

    Translation: "revenue neutral" == "it isn't in the budget and we haven't decided where the real money is going to come from but rest assured someone is going to get screwed". Any guesses on who?

  4. jake Silver badge


    These are the same idiots that lost 20+ years of my DMV record.

    My license was clean, mind (insurance company agrees) ... but it took about three months before I managed to convince the morons that I had actually been legally driving over the road since the early 1970s. They doubted me, even though I had retained all the paperwork (including lapsed drivers licenses!), because "computer says no".

    Stuffing it all into a "cloud" is gong to cause paperwork mayhem.

    Mark my words ...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Wonderful.

      I did some security work there once, and I was actually quite happy with the way they had set things up, they just needed to tidy up procedures to keep it that way. However, that was not DMV, though.

      I can see the sense of that move, but I wonder just how safe that data will be from both theft and malicious manipulation.

  5. Caesarius

    "Open and secure"

    That takes a bit of unpacking, but I still think there is some muddled thinking there.

    Perhaps he is trying to emulate G K Chesterton's style where the paragraph finishes with a witty apparent paradox as a summary. Unfortunately, there was no closely argued paragraph to summarize.

  6. Anonymous Coward


    'Nuff said

  7. PacketPusher

    Back the bus up!

    No. Not the entire state computing system. The California Technology Agency is setting up CalCloud, but participation is optional for state departments. The department I work for has evaluated it and chosen not to partake.

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