Copyright (c) 123RF Stock PhotosSan Joaquin County in California explores how local governments are using technology advances to upgrade their data systems. The latest technology adopted is a converged infrastructure, which involves the use of program virtualization and cloud computing to boost the system. In San Joaquin, this has proved to be a good move as it has reduced costs, improved the system in terms of speed and functionality. An example of a system in which this has really helped is in the realm of earthquake preparedness.

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