This IDC Government Insights report discusses the top 10 predictions for 2014 that will heavily influence the direction and magnitude of IT investment, management, and evaluation. It also presents key market drivers affecting these aspects of IT across levels of government in the United States.
"While core government values like mission effectiveness, digital engagement, and operational efficiency still resonate as drivers of IT investment, a new tone seems to be emerging in which IT is seen as an opportunity for transformation, innovation, and growth in services, not solely focused on cost reductions, doing more with less, and maintaining the status quo," says Scott Lundstrom, group vice president and general manager, IDC Government Insights. "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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In This Study
Key Themes in Government for 2014
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 Trillion 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 Beyond the Pilot Stage to a Top Decisioning Method
Prediction #5: We Expect to See Renewed Emphasis on "Connection Security" with Increased Spending Averaging Roughly a 12% Compound Annual Growth Rate 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 Direct Participation by Line-of-Business Executives
Prediction #8: It's Time to Take a FedRAMP-Style Approach to Mobile Compatibility and Security
Prediction #9: Decision Quality Data, 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
Figure: Federal Government IT Spending Share by Largest Federal Civilian Agencies, FY14
Figure: Federal Government IT Spending Share by DoD Service
Figure: Federal Government IT Spending by Technology, 2012-2017
Figure: U.S. Federal Government Spending on Hardware, Software and IT Services by Defense Department and Civilian Agencies, 2012-2014
Figure: Mashups in Public Safety
Figure: Cloud Spending
Figure: Big Data/Analytics Initiatives Today and Within the Next 12 Months
Figure: Opportunistic Stage of Smart City Maturity