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This brief focuses on the key findings from Ovum's ICT Enterprise Insights program, based on interviews with over 7,000 senior IT executives, and identifies key areas challenging government CIOs.


  • Ovum's global survey of government CIOs provides detailed insight into investment areas and identifies challenges vendors should be helping these CIOs to address.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand how government CIOs are prioritizing their spending.
  • Compare the different approaches by regions and organization types.

Key questions answered

  • What will drive government technology expenditure growth over the next 18 months?
  • What is the impact of digital transformation of government agencies?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for government agencies
  • Recommendations for vendors

Priorities remain the same, but different

  • Government IT spend is focused on improving operational performance

Digital disruption: Myth or reality?

  • Digital disruption is happening, just not in my back yard

Organizing clouds – an increasing challenge for CIOs

  • CIOs need a strategy for managing legacy and cloud estates

Ovum's ICT Enterprise Insights Program

  • IT and communications insight by line of business


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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