Modernization as a Service: Acquiring IT through Innovative Procurement

To capitalize on innovative technologies and spend “smarter,” state and local agencies are looking to the cloud, consolidation and virtualization. As a way to accomplish this, they are shifting some IT expenditures to monthly or recurring services rather than treating them as fixed hardware costs. While IT funding continues to become elusive, extended payment plans enable agencies to acquire IT goods and services with less upfront investment and negotiable payment terms, often leveraging operational expenditure (opex) funds to realize a rapid and demonstrable return on investment.