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IDC Government Insights: United States Government Infrastructure and Systems Integration Strategies

Successful government digital transformation relies on finding new ways to securely leverage the IT infrastructure that supports the modern government enterprise. This infrastructure includes front-end and back-end systems, databases, storage, edge devices, and the networks and datacenters that tie everything together. It also highlights the importance of systems integrators that build complex solutions and ensure the security and resiliency of these solutions. Increasingly, IT systems are coming under attack by bad actors. The security of infrastructure is becoming paramount, especially as edge computing systems rapidly evolve. The IDC Government Insights: United States Government Infrastructure and Systems Integration Strategies program tracks the key technologies in US Federal government with a focus on cloud services, 5G and mobility, datacenters, cybersecurity, analytics, edge systems and related services. This includes not only a qualitative analysis of key trends in the market but also spending forecasts by agency. This program provides best practice case studies and objective third-party assessments of solution providers to support both government agencies and the vendors that serve them make informed short and long-term strategic decisions.


Approach

This IDC Government Insights: United States Government Infrastructure and Systems Integration Strategies program is a research advisory service that studies how government infrastructure can be leveraged to implement and support powerful agency-level digital transformation. This service features government IT spending and budget data, use case studies focused on infrastructure improvement, surveys, and a range of IDC Market Forecasts, IDC Perspective documents, IDC MaturityScapes, and more.

This program examines the shifting landscape of government IT systems, the deployment of IT assets within the government enterprise, and cloud infrastructure, software-defined networks and systems integration that are being used to help securely manage the increasingly complex government IT enterprise.


Topics Addressed

Throughout the year, this service will address the following topics:

  • Infrastructure-level digital transformation, with a focus on how these efforts can improve citizen services and establish a positive ROI.
  • How government agencies and systems integrators can work together to tap into the key trends currently influencing digital transformation, such as enterprise IT security, zero trust connections, network management, edge computing, and connected devices/Internet of things.
  • How governments are improving data accuracy and security postures through solutions such as blockchain and secure system access control.
  • How CIOs and chief financial officers need to be in lockstep while making long-term investment decisions to improve government IT.
  • Key trends related to infrastructure improvement, virtualization, IT at the edge and the consolidation of datacenters, and applications and the quality of government data itself.
  • Detailed five-year U.S. government-focused spending forecasts for the following: DoD services and civilian agencies, cloud solutions, big data and analytics, government datacenters, IT security, mobility solutions, and mobile devices.

Key Questions Answered

Our research addresses the following issues that are critical to your success:

  1. How will major systems integration service providers evolve their government portfolios and market positions in the coming years?
  2. How are trends in the government marketplace, including the 3rd Platform, and innovation accelerators such as security, the IoT, the secure edge, zero trust and 5G affecting buyer priorities, and how should vendors respond?
  3. How will government IT buyers adjust their systems management and datacenter priorities and preferences over time?
  4. Which vendors are most effectively addressing emerging government system market demands and customer priorities?
  5. How is the growth of the government system management market segment impacting vendor shares and competitive market positioning?

Who Should Subscribe

This service is designed to serve as a major research tool for technology vendors that need a detailed view of the market and key trends related to government IT infrastructure and how this market is evolving for IT systems integrators, since they serve as the key designers and builders of these environments. It studies and frames industry best practices for agency infrastructure and provides market sizing and spending trends that are useful for IT product and service planners and sales teams.


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Shawn P. McCarthy

Research Director