With the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) being embraced by all industry verticals, the government tech sector is no different. In 2018, we will continue to see the incorporation of IoT go beyond computers and mobile devices and into enterprise assets, like air quality monitors, and CCTV cameras. This opens the door for a greater emphasis on the smart city initiatives that many governments are aiming to incorporate. With the number of ransomware attacks on government assets last year, 2018 will see a lot more investment in the cybersecurity sector. Providers will offer better backup systems, with localized IT teams that will be on-hand in case of emergencies.
Governments around the world are pushing for better integration of cloud services; however, the trend is shifting away from internal cloud services to public clouds. This is due to reductions in cost and for improved speeds of deployment. The move towards the public cloud is gaining momentum now because of consolidated procurement, which will bring down costs further. The adoption of big data holds huge promise for governments; however, as of now, it is limited to use cases such as healthcare management and enhanced security capabilities. In 2018, Governments will continue to search for ways to use big data analytics effectively, with providers now being more equipped as well.
This edition of CIO Applications brings you the "Top 25 Government Tech Solution Providers - 2018." This list gives you some of the most prominent organizations in the industry. The proposed list envisions assisting companies to gain from the services of Government Tech Providers that suit their specific requirements and help them enhance their business processes.