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User Survey Analysis: U.S. Government Drives Focus on Cost Reduction

Published: 19 December 2013

ID: G00259107

Analyst(s): Christine Arcaris, Rishi Sood


A Gartner survey reveals that operations roles such as program director that lie outside the IT department have a defined responsibility in IT spending decisions. These buyers cite improved efficiency and big data as strategic business and IT priorities in federal and state and local government.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • IT Decisions on Strategic Priorities Implemented in Conjunction With Non-IT Roles
  • Technology Adoption: Federal Government Respondents Are More Likely to Take Risks
  • Reducing Costs and Improving Efficiency Are the Top Strategic Business Priorities for Government
  • Records Management, Analytics and FWA as Highest-Priority Initiatives Underway to Accomplish Strategic Priorities
  • Methodology

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