Intelligent CIO North America Issue 24 | Page 26

• Top public sector IT priorities for the next 12 to 18 months include improving security posture ( 46 %), storage ( 41 %), 5G implementation ( 39 %) and improving multi-cloud management ( 39 %). Global public sector respondents also said that the on-going pandemic spurred them to increase their IT spending in certain areas that emphasize bolstering their security posture ( 55 %), implementing AI-based selfservice technology ( 50 %) and upgrading existing IT infrastructure ( 40 %).
For the fourth consecutive year , Vanson Bourne conducted research on behalf of Nutanix , surveying 1,700 IT decision-makers around the world in August and September 2021 . This report is supplemental to the global Fourth Annual Enterprise Cloud Index master report and focuses on cloud deployment and planning trends in the public sector , based on the responses of 491 IT professionals in that market .
Chip George , VP of Public Sector at Nutanix
It compares public sector and sub-sector cloud plans , priorities and experiences to each other , as well as to other industries and the global response base overall .
indicating that application mobility is perceived to be slightly less problematic . Public education organizations , which are ahead of the multi-cloud curve , were even more optimistic with only 56 % agreeing on difficulty of application mobility while US federal organizations had the highest level of concern , with 77 % agreeing .
Findings in this report attributed to ‘ public sector organizations ’ or ‘ global public sector ’ include respondents in worldwide federal , centralized and local government ; public education ; and public healthcare organizations . US federal government and global public education sub-sector findings are broken out separately , where specified , for comparison purposes . p
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