Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Government Adoption of ICT

The federal government (and the states) tend to adopt the latest in ICT very slowly. A couple of potential reasons for that are:
  • Budget - their budgets are often decided years in advance which makes them less flexible.
  • Size - it becomes very expensive to move to a new platform when you have to upgrade hundreds if not thousands of computers.
  • Security - they often deal with sensitive information which make it paramount that the solution chosen is secure and tried and tested.

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