Watch our on Demand Webinar: Working with State and Local Government in a Time of Crisis
Spending and priorities in the public-sector IT market are shifting as governments adjust to life in the time of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Last week, our panel of nationally known experts from government and private-sector technology offered up some perspectives and advice in a webinar on “Working with State & Local Government During a Crisis.”
- Stimulus funding and adjustments to the state budget are shifting priorities and spending patterns.
- With more people working remotely, tools to enable that — and make it secure — will be needed.
- The state and local governments are moving more to the cloud, seeking "everything-as-a-service."
- How to do more with less, with government IT spending directed to COVID-19.
- New technologies will come forward after this period (AI, emergency response tech, innovation in security, etc.). Be prepared for the "new normal" and remain agile.
- Do your homework before you call on a CIO or government technologist.
- Don’t cold call. No “prospecting.” Government IT folks are too busy right now, and you’ll leave a bad impression.
- Stay abreast of the news so you know what government needs at the moment. This means being aware of the burgeoning need for online citizen services as more people work remotely.
- State and local governments are looking for solutions specifically dealing with cloud migration, cybersecurity for those working remotely, disaster-recovery and business-continuity plans.
- Communications have changed. With face-to-face meetings off the table for now, content matters more than ever.