Summer 2012
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The Public Manager

Getting Clear About the Cloud

Doing your homework will enable you to leverage the cost savings and other benefits of cloud computing while managing the risks.

Suppose your project team has just been tasked with building a text-searchable database from 400,000 JPEG images of archived government documents. Each image must first be converted to portable document format (PDF) and then be converted to searchable text via optical character recognition (OCR). The time available for this task? Two weeks, at which time the database

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