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

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Click through for findings from a study from MeriTalk, underwritten by Brocade, examining how the implementation of the big five – data center consolidation, mobility, security, Big Data, and cloud computing – will affect state and local government IT.

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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