Microsoft moving 1,600 USDA email accounts to the cloud every day

The federal government is well into its plan to move a significant percent of its IT onto cloud servers. The Washington Post has an update and it reports Microsoft is deep into the process of moving the Agriculture Department’s email system with 17,000 accounts moved already and over 100,000 scheduled to be moved before the end of the year. Microsoft is moving at a rate of 1,600 email accounts per day.

Meanwhile, Google is well into a contract to move the General Services Administration’s email infrastructure.

And Amazon, is expected to begin making inroads into the federal budget’s $79 billion 2011 IT budget. It just hired a leading Microsoft executive, Teresa Carlson; she is leaving a post as chief of Microsoft’s U.S. federal sector to become vice president of Amazon Web Services’ global public sector.

See the Washington Post story, Major players zero in on cloud computing market

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