Government agencies recognize the value of an IP-based network architecture and the benefits it brings, including greater network flexibility and improved citizen service delivery. Citizens and employees are seeking enhanced collaboration tools, which continue to drive the need for IP-enabled networks. Thirty-seven percent of government leaders report mobile applications, unified communications and Voice over IP (VoIP) as the leading technology trends that agencies plan to adopt over the next year. Yet 41 percent of agencies report not having a strategy in place to transition to a converged network.
This Policy Guide from Government Technology and AT&T assists states and government agencies in developing a strategic plan for migrating to an IP-enabled network. Insights include: