Survey shows where government technology and IT budgets are headed in 2013
American City & County and the Public Technology Institute conducted its third annual survey to poll a broad base of subscribers to determine the state of IT among local and state governments across the nation. This year’s survey yielded 50 percent more respondents than last year, with 65.9 percent coming from municipalities and 24.9 percent from counties. The remaining responses (11.2 percent) were mainly from special districts and state governments.
Given the ever-changing IT environment, a series of questions were asked about spending and new trends, including cloud computing, app development, and mobile device ownership and use.
More than 79 percent of the respondents say their IT spending for the coming year would be either the same or up from 2012 – a welcome surprise considering the negative effects of lower revenues on local and state governments. That represents a slight increase over last year and continues to show both stabilization as well as growth.
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