Top Ten 2013 Predictions for the EMEA Public Sector Revealed by IDC Government Insights

(PresseBox) (London, UK, ) Today, IDC Government Insights revealed their Top 10 Predictions for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) government sector in a complimentary web conference. Attended live by government organizations and IT suppliers, the web conference highlighted key trends and developments that will impact EMEA public sector's business and technology investment decisions in 2013 and beyond. Click here to view the recorded web conference:

According to Mark Yates, Research Analyst, IDC Government Insights, EMEA "The volatile context in which governments operate make systemic change necessary. Incremental, step-by-step improvements to government effectiveness will be often the only ones affordable in the short-term". He adds "Agility in architectural design, management and sourcing is the only way forward for smart governments that want to make information technology a key enabler and trigger of long-term sustainable service delivery"."

IDC Government Insights' Top 10 Predictions for the EMEA public sector for 2013 and beyond are:
  1. Governments will begin to adopt third-generation platforms that combine cloud, Big Data, mobile, and social business to create higher public value
  2. Cloud computing will be deployed as private or public cloud; hybrid clouds will be less than 20% of projects
  3. The pervasiveness of third platform technologies will drive increased demand for federated IAM initiatives, rather than centralized national ID programs
  4. At least 30% of government Big Data initiatives will fail to deliver adequate return on investment due to narrowly focus technical implementation
  5. The highest value for money of Big Data and analytics will be in cross-department initiatives, but domain-focused projects in criminal justice, tax, and welfare will still represent more than 70% of deployments
  6. Tight scrutiny on government costs will limit government IT investment in net new solutions, or full replacement of existing systems to less than 25% of ICT budget
  7. Strategic sourcing will become more popular as a means to reduce costs and time to market, but it will still represent less than 20% of ICT spending in 2013
  8. At least 70% of shared services built on the premise that they can attract users outside of their core constituency will not achieve their objective
  9. At least 60% of funding for smart cities projects will be focused on smart energy and intelligent transportation
  10. At least 70% of smart cities programs that will succeed between 2013 and 2015 will be governed by joint ventures that include city leaders as key stewards
Web Conference Details:
IDC Government Insights Predictions 2013: EMEA Government

December 10, 2012

IDC Government Insights' 2013 EMEA Top Ten Predictions Webcast identified major trends that will impact the government sector. IDC Government Insights' EMEA analysts Mark Yates and Mukesh Chulani discussed prevailing government industry issues for 2013, while providing perspective into longer-term or emerging trends. IDC Government Insights predicted that key inflection points for government will revolve around four themes in 2013: Cost optimization, the Information Tsunami, new interdependencies across multiple boundaries, and the proverbial "internet of things". Click here to register:

More insights are revealed in IDC Government Insights' new research titled, 2013 Top 10 Government Predictions for Western Europe (Doc. #: GIPP10U). For additional information about this research, or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with an IDC Government Insights analysts, contact Follow IDC Insights on Twitter: @IDCInsights.

About IDC Government Insights

IDC Government Insights assists government policy, program, and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of government and IT industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing federal/central and local/provincial governments. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit, email, or call 571.296.8060. Visit the IDC Government Insights Community at


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