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Gartner Finds Government CIOs Will Increase Spending on Cloud, Cybersecurity in 2018

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by Angela Guess

According to a new press release, “Cloud solutions, cybersecurity and analytics are the top technologies targeted for new and additional spending by public sector CIOs in 2018, while data center infrastructure is the most commonly targeted for cost savings, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. Sixteen percent of government CIOs said they plan to increase spending on business intelligence (BI) and analytics (16 percent) and data management (six percent) in 2018. Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey gathered data from 3,160 CIO respondents in 98 countries and across major industries, including 461 government CIOs. Government respondents are segmented into national or federal; state or province (regional); local; and defence and intelligence, to identify trends specific to each tier. Digital transformation is the top-ranked business priority among government CIOs overall, followed by security and governance.”

The release continues, “The survey found that digital business/digital transformation is more important for government (first priority for 18 percent of respondents) than for all industries (17 percent), with the exception of defence and intelligence agencies (six percent). Private sector companies ranked it second, after growth/market share. The next three business priorities for government are security, safety and risk (13 percent); governance, compliance and regulations (12 percent); and technology initiatives/improvements (11 percent). ‘Government CIOs have conflicting priorities — to bring transformative change to their organizations, while pursuing compliance-oriented priorities,’ said Mr. Howard. ‘They will need to work constructively with other business leaders to agree how to balance risk and innovation to support digital transformation’.”

Read more at PRwire.

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