PHOENIX (November 9, 2021) - The State of Arizona has received two Google Cloud Customer Awards in Government for its cloud-first policy and its vaccine management system deployment. These awards were presented during the Google Cloud Next ’21 event in October.
The Arizona Department of Administration's Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology (ASET) office developed a statewide cloud-first policy for server, infrastructure, and software application technologies. This cloud-first policy, with the adoption of the Google Workspace, improved productivity, enhanced security, and saved the State millions of dollars in storage, administration, and license costs over the next three years.
“We are thrilled that the State of Arizona has the distinction of winning two out of four awards in the Government category,” said JR Sloan, State of Arizona Chief Information Officer. “This recognition reflects the efforts we have deployed over the past five years of embracing the cloud and other transformative technologies.”
The Arizona Department of Health Services was recognized for its innovative and well executed vaccine management system. Developed by ADHS and MTX Group and using Google Cloud, the system is one of 38 projects selected from among hundreds of entries worldwide for the Google Cloud Customer Award focusing on innovation and execution. Patients used this tool to book 2.6 million vaccination appointments at state-run sites and many other sites across Arizona.
“This system has helped millions of Arizonans get vaccinated while helping providers easily schedule events and enter critical information,” said ADHS Interim Director Don Herrington. “We’re extremely proud of our team for their work, which is continuing to save lives today.”
The Google Cloud Customer Awards are in its first year and will now run annually. See the full list of winners here.