A new Meritalk study, underwritten by Brocade, examines how the implementation of the Big Five of IT-data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – will affect state and local government. According to the report, most state and local organizations plan to fully deploy the Big Five in the next three years, but almost all say their agency is not fully prepared for the resulting demands on the IT organization and the network infrastructure.
The study examines:
The potential combined network impact of the Big Five
The current state of readiness for state and local agencies
How agencies can take advantage of Big Five benefits without bottlenecks, downtime, and security risks
As state and local government organizations grapple with more responsibility and tighter budgets, the Big Five promise to improve performance, productivity, and service. While these agencies clearly see the Big Five benefits, survey results reveal that they are unprepared for the consequent demands on the rest of their IT infrastructure. In fact, if they fully deployed the Big Five today, 63 percent of state and local IT professionals say they would face moderate to significant network bottleneck risks and 89 percent say they would need additional network capacity to just maintain current service levels.
The study is based on an online survey of 201 state and local government IT professionals in December 2013.