Top Ten Government Tech Trends

Gartner, a leading research and advisory firm, recently released its 2018-2019 Technology Trends in Government Report. The report outlined the most salient trends in government technology, helping decision-makers choose investments that would have the most substantial impact.

Rick Howard, research vice president at Gartner, said, “Selection is based on client interactions, proprietary research, Gartner surveys, and in conjunction with the government top 10 business trends which, in turn, are policy responses to global macro trends that are impacting governments around the world. The technology trends address the factors that influence a government organization’s ability to fulfill its mission and achieve business objectives.”

Adaptive Security

The notion behind adaptive security is that security in the digital age means having to be one step ahead of potential attackers. Companies and organizations must be ready to change their security plans as needed to keep pace with the changing landscape.

Citizen Digital Identity

This means that any citizen using a publicly available digital channel will be able to prove their identity in accordance with both state security needs and public expectations. Establishing identity is crucial for access to government services, but the government has been slow to adopt this technology.

Multichannel Citizen Engagement

People will soon be able to interface with government through several different channels, including chat, in person, by phone, or via augmented reality.

Agile by Design

The Gartner report urges CIOs to use the agile programming approach to keep their systems as responsive and flexible as possible.

Digital Product Management

Intended as an improvement over the traditional “waterfall” approach to software development, DPM develops, monitors, refines, and retires digital products for an end-user. It is known to deliver more sustainable results more quickly, and to change how users think about and interact with software products.

Anything as a Service (XaaS)

Outsourcing software to the cloud is as big in government as it is anywhere else. It saves on time and cost, is highly scalable, and largely eliminates the need to deal with legacy systems.

Shared Services 2.0

Many organizations have adopted centralized IT services to reduce costs, often with questionable results. With the 2.0 version, the focus will shift to realizing greater value from services like security and identity management.

Digitally Empowered Workforce

Organizations that not only invest in the latest IT, but make it work right, and help employees do their jobs more efficiently have happier and more productive workforces. It represents the culmination of a more flexible, team-based approach to business.

Analytics Everywhere

The hope is to provide analytics to assist decision making at every stage of a business process, eliminating delays and allowing officials to adapt in real-time.

Augmented Intelligence

Garner urges decision-makers to reframe artificial intelligence as a tool to help human beings better use their own cognitive abilities.

Quality Data Protection Tool for Governments

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The KP model has a built-in keypad for users to enter their complex PIN. The keypad is also wear-resistant to prevent hackers from guessing commonly used numbers. The BT model is unlocked suing an app on a mobile device and can authenticate with two-factor authentication and biometrics like facial recognition and fingerprints. It has security features like step-away auto lock, password recovery, and remote wipe.

All of our products are FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated for high levels of security and are OS independent to work across all systems with a USB port. As governments adapt to the changing world of technology, they can rely on a certified data security solution that will stay relevant through the evolving trends. Find out more about these secure storage solutions by calling 1-800-875-3230.

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