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Help Gartner Define Its Government Research Agenda for 2010

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 8, 2009  |  6 Comments

As the agenda manager for the government research team in Gartner, I am in the process of gathering input from clients and non clients about the areas we should be researching about in the course of 2010.

You are welcome to respond to our survey, which asks three very simple questions:

  • What are your top three technology issues for 2010?
  • What are your top three IT management issues for 2010?
  • What are the top three challenges for IT caused by the economic downturn and recovery initiatives?

I am looking forward to collecting your responses by November 30th. Please use the link above rather than posting a comment if you want your input to be part of the survey.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Category: gartner-research-agenda  

Tags: cloud-computing  e-government  government-20  shared-services  

Andrea Di Maio
Managing VP
15 years at Gartner
28 years IT industry

Andrea Di Maio is a managing vice president for public sector in Gartner Research, covering government and education. His personal research focus is on digital government strategies strategies, Web 2.0, open government, cloud computing, the business value of IT, smart cities, and the impact of technology on the future of government Read Full Bio

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  2. Martin says:

    Top 3 technology issues:
    1) Cloud computing
    2) Security
    3) Social Software

    Top 3 IT Management Issues
    1) retaining staff in an era of budget cuts
    2) retraining for modern skills such as cloud, SOA and open source
    3) budget and portfolio management

    Top 3 economic challenges
    1) Govt is lagging private sector in economic cycles: large budget cuts expected
    2) political pressure to “buy local”
    3) supporting business agility

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  4. 3 top technologies
    Cloud ( and SaaS)
    Next Gen wireless
    security & privacy

    IT Mgmt Issues
    training of nxt gen SW developers and architects
    lower operational costs
    new geos for outsourcing portfolios

    Economic challenges
    The Gov’t weakening revenue base
    knowledge gap left by retiring work population
    lack of political will to support shared serivices among agencies/depts to consolidate, lower costs, eliminate redundancies

  5. THarwood says:

    Technologies – semantic web, virtual worlds interoperability, privacy; Management – security, mobile/presence, open innovation; Economic challenges – IP, inclusivity, sustainability

  6. Rich Towers says:

    I’m including below the feedback we’ve seen from our customers regarding technology, IT management and economic challenges. The focus on efficiency, particularly in government IT, coincides with both the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, requiring 30% energy reduction by 2015 at federal buildings; and President Obama’s Executive Order # 13514, establishing goals for the reduction of emissions in all federal facilities by 2020 and implementing best practices for energy-efficient management of servers and federal data centers. From our Data Center Users Group, we’ve also seen an increase in concern for availability and monitoring alongside efficiency, whereas energy efficiency has dominated the past couple of years. Data center managers seem to be placing more value on this balance than ever before.

    Technology issues
    1. Energy efficiency/savings and green technologies
    2. Flexibility and adaptability to ever shifting demands
    3. Reliability and availability

    IT management issues
    1. IT asset management and effective utilization
    2. Reliability and availability of virtualized application
    3. Change management/workflow automation and standards

    Economic challenges
    1. Flat to shrinking budgets with increased demand for service
    2. Service-level agreements without the funding to support preventive maintenance to ensure maximum uptime
    3. Aging data centers/critical physical infrastructure without the capital funding for upgrades and replacements

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