Survey: Government Agencies Struggle to Prove Their Infrastructure Investments Cut Costs and Transform Operations

Survey: Government Agencies Struggle to Prove Their Infrastructure Investments Cut Costs and Transform Operations

This IDC Market Perspective highlights key trends in government IT in the United States and EMEA, focusing on how agencies feel about the success and costs of their ongoing DX efforts. It's clear that government agencies are still struggling with isolated silos of information. Even as they have transitioned to cloud, they have run into challenges when it comes to isolated SaaS solutions. They essentially traded one silo for another."Many government agencies report they have not seen the cost savings they anticipated by transitioning to cloud," said Shawn P. McCarthy, research director, IDC Government Insights. "This is because costs have gone up elsewhere, including systems integration and IT consulting."Though, to be fair, government agencies are making efforts to reduce costs in other areas, including administrative overhead and hardware costs.It's also worth highlighting the differences. Federal or central governments are substantially ahead of their state/local/regional counterparts in some types of technology investments, including big data, analytics, and mobile device management. But local governments are substantially ahead for IoT deployments. Yet, as this survey shows, significant challenges remain for both.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Investment Targets for Government
Federal/Central
State/Local/Regional
Digital Transformation Spending
Stages of Technology Deployment
Federal/Central Investment Priorities
State/Local/Regional Investment Priorities
Where Spending Is Increasing
Where Spending Is Decreasing
How Cloud Investments Are Affecting Other Types of Government IT Spending
IaaS Impact on Other IT Investments
Central Governments
State/Local/Regional Governments
PaaS Impact on Other IT Investments
SaaS Impact on Other IT Investments
Security Services Spending
Spending Targets for Government Blockchain
Conclusion
Advice for the Technology Supplier and Services Provider
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