In the public sector it’s all too common to find disjointed IT and procurement “silos,” each with its own separate staff and little to no awareness of other agencies’ strategies and IT spend. But that old-school mentality has become increasingly untenable and unsustainable.
Primarily because of the potential for tremendous cost savings and even new ways of generating revenue, smart governments are turning to consolidated infrastructures that enable collaboration among agencies, governments and even entire regions. Examples include data center consolidation, virtualization and cloud computing.
Read more in this excerpt from a special research report on governments in the age of enterprise IT services.