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Technology Changes the Game for Next Generation Governments

May 22, 2012
at 10:02 am PST

Economic development is out and new economic competitiveness is in and the basis of government process is evolving. The old model no longer works as technology is fundamentally changing the way human beings go to work. Today’s technology can deliver a far greater impact at a far lower cost than ever before, and it’s not just a single trend (i.e., broadband, virtualization, cloud computing).

However, governments often make the mistake of evaluating technology based on the sticker price rather than diving further into the full lifecycle of systems to understand their true and lasting impact; I like to call this the Total Economic Impact (TEI).

A new whitepaper, “Economic Game Changer: Powering the Next Generation Government,” and published by the Center for Digital Government, dives into the importance for governments to consider the TEI rather than ROI.

For example, projects should be measured not just in terms of how many systems were installed, but also in terms of better safety for law enforcement officers. Basically how the project helps achieve the larger objectives of the community and government.

The whitepaper discusses how technologies like virtualization and cloud computing, and trends like Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), are changing the overall landscape in government organizations, and what must be done in order for them not to fall behind. It also includes case studies of government agencies, including U.S. FBI and State of New Mexico, adapting to the needs of next-generation governments.

To learn more about how governments can cut costs, please visit: http://ecmx-staging.cisco.com/web/strategy/government/us_gov/cutting_cost.html and join the webcast today - Register Now!

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