Few State and Local Governments Prepared for the Impact of the Big Five IT Trends

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Better coordination

To overcome these challenges, respondents aren’t asking for new budget or policy changes from leadership; they simply want better coordination. Agencies would benefit from increased efficiencies (72 percent), shared best practices (59 percent) and better decision making (58 percent). Despite the reasonable ask, just two out of five agencies are actively coordinating efforts across the big five.

MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT, recently announced the results of its new report, “Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?” The study, underwritten by Brocade, examines how the implementation of the big five – data center consolidation, mobility, security, Big Data, and cloud computing – will affect state and local government IT. According to the report, most state and local organizations plan to fully deploy the big five in the next three years, but almost all (94 percent) say their agency is not fully prepared for the resulting demands on the IT organization.


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