IDC Government Insights Releases Top 10 Market Predictions for 2014
05 Dec 2013
By 2018, government will decrease traditional IT spending by 15%, redirecting spending to cloud
Framingham, MA – December 5, 2013 – Today, IDC Government Insights hosted a web conference titled, “IDC Government Insights 2014 Predictions: U.S. Government,” highlighting market predictions for the year ahead. Featuring Group Vice President and General Manager, Scott Lundstrom, and IDC Government Insights analysts Ruthbea Clarke, Shawn McCarthy, and Adelaide O'Brien, the session provided organizations (and government agencies) with insight and perspective on long-term industry trends along with new themes on the horizon. The Predictions web conference series is designed to help company leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for future growth.
An audio replay of today's web conference will be available within 12 hours; to access the replay and receive a complimentary copy of the presentation, a please visit: http://bit.ly/IDCGI_USGovernment_Predictions2014.
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The Top 10 Predictions are:
- Prediction 1 – Mashups of the four pillars will begin to transform key government services
- Prediction 2 – Worldwide government spending on Internet of Things will be $1.2 T in 2017
- Prediction 3 – By 2018, government will decrease traditional IT spending by 15%, redirecting spending to cloud
- Prediction 4 – By 2018, Big Data and Analytics will move from pilots to a top decisioning method
- Prediction 5 – Renewed emphasis on connection security is increasing and will drive a 12% CAGR in authentication solutions through 2017
- Prediction 6 – Enterprise architecture “Primary Service Areas” will become consolidation points for 20% of Cloud Services in 2014 (rising to 45% by 2017)
- Prediction 7 – By 2016, 80% of new government IT investments will involve LOB executives
- Prediction 8 – It is time to take a FedRAMP-style approach to mobile compatibility and security
- Prediction 9 – Decision quality data will be the foundation for real time decisions, and enabled by cloud, will be the next "Killer App”
- Prediction 10 – In 2014,15% of U.S. cities will fall into the Opportunistic Stage of Smart City Maturity
"While core government values like mission effectiveness, digital engagement, and operational efficiency still resonate as drivers of IT investment, a new tone is emerging in which IT is seen as an opportunity for transformation, innovation, and growth in services," says Scott Lundstrom, Group Vice President and General Manager, IDC Government Insights. "In 2014, governments will focus more on innovative value creation, shifting the role of IT from back-end operations to citizen services, and performance management will be the new lens by which government services are evaluated."
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About IDC Predictions
A hallmark of IDC’s offering for three decades, the annual Top 10 Predictions reports provide our outlook on the IT market, across industries, in the coming year, During the next 60 days, IDC will publish dozens of Top 10 Predictions documents for 2014. Please visit www.idc.com/predictions2014 for a complete listing.
About IDC Government Insights
IDC Government Insights assists government policy, program, and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of government and IT industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the Federal/Central and local/provincial Governments. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit www.idc-gi.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 703-485-8300. Visit the IDC Government Insights Community at http://idc-insights-community.com/government.
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