How to Prepare for the "Big Five of IT"

As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? Recent research determined that the Big Five will choke Federal networks if agencies don't take steps to prepare for increased network demands now. This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.