When you think of innovative industries, education and government don’t necessarily rush to the front of the line. But according to a study recently released by CDW Government, a provider of government technology products and services, schools and state/local governments are all making the move to cloud computing faster than most Global 2000 enterprises. Why is this? Well, cloud computing typically gets you more IT for the money, making it a perfect choice for industries on a budget. The study found that 40% of K-12 schools are turning to cloud computing for storage, 36% are using it for conferencing and collaboration services, and 33% are using cloud services for office and productivity tools. And the U.S. government recently introduced the first-ever federal cloud initiative that aims to lower IT expenses and consolidate federal data centers through the implementation of cloud-based applications. So how much longer until enterprises get into the cloud? As a leading provider of “payment in the cloud” services, Bluefin is typically seeing smaller-medium sized businesses moving faster toward the efficiencies and strategic advantages that cloud provides. Only time will tell.