Frank Konkel | Nextgov | November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Report: 97% of Government Has an IT Plan

Maksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.com

The vast majority of federal agencies have strategic IT plans in place regardless of what happens after the presidential election and through transition, a report says.

Based off online surveys from 100 federal IT and business decision-makers, a Dell EMC survey released today suggests agencies are preparing for a future where ubiquitous mobility and connectivity are the norm and cloud computing is a foundational core of any IT infrastructure.

» Get the best federal technology news and ideas delivered right to your inbox. Sign up here.

According to the survey, 85 percent of IT executives have a strategic plan to increase business productivity and 65 percent hope to lower IT costs. Ninety-three percent believe mobility and converged infrastructure are the most important attributes for an agency or organization to be considered “future ready.”

"Federal agencies largely appreciate the value of digital transformation, considering cloud, mobility and big data important to their organizations," said Steve Harris, vice president and general manager at Dell EMC Federal, in a statement. "These technologies are positioned to revolutionize how government does business and interacts with its constituents. Digital transformation also demands agencies modernize their IT systems. With IT plans defined by incremental steps toward modernization and flexible software-based solutions, agencies are equipped to support tomorrow’s technology innovation and meet today’s mission goals."

Cloud computing, which could consume as much as $7 billion of the $90 billion IT budget over fiscal 2017, figure prominently in agencies’ strategic IT plans. Sixty-eight percent of those surveyed said cloud was their biggest priority for federal IT spending moving forward.

Comments
JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from Nextgov.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • It’s Time for the Federal Government to Embrace Wireless and Mobility

    The United States has turned a corner on the adoption of mobile phones, tablets and other smart devices, outpacing traditional desktop and laptop sales by a wide margin. This issue brief discusses the state of wireless and mobility in federal government and outlines why now is the time to embrace these technologies in government.

    Download
  • Featured Content from RSA Conference: Dissed by NIST

    Learn more about the latest draft of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance document on authentication and lifecycle management.

    Download
  • A New Security Architecture for Federal Networks

    Federal government networks are under constant attack, and the number of those attacks is increasing. This issue brief discusses today's threats and a new model for the future.

    Download
  • Going Agile:Revolutionizing Federal Digital Services Delivery

    Here’s one indication that times have changed: Harriet Tubman is going to be the next face of the twenty dollar bill. Another sign of change? The way in which the federal government arrived at that decision.

    Download
  • Software-Defined Networking

    So many demands are being placed on federal information technology networks, which must handle vast amounts of data, accommodate voice and video, and cope with a multitude of highly connected devices while keeping government information secure from cyber threats. This issue brief discusses the state of SDN in the federal government and the path forward.

    Download
  • The New IP: Moving Government Agencies Toward the Network of The Future

    Federal IT managers are looking to modernize legacy network infrastructures that are taxed by growing demands from mobile devices, video, vast amounts of data, and more. This issue brief discusses the federal government network landscape, as well as market, financial force drivers for network modernization.

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.