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Cybersecurity Ranks as #1 Technology Priority for Cities and Counties in 2015

For the second year in a row, cybersecurity ranks as the top technology priority for local government technology executives, according to a recent survey conducted by Public Technology Institute (PTI).

The second highest ranking priority will come as no surprise – budget and cost control. Local governments are still climbing out of difficult budgetary times and budgets and cost controls are ever presence in planning discussions.

The third priority selected by IT executives is disaster recovery/business continuity followed closely by strategic technology planning.

IT executives were provided with a list of fourteen technology topics and asked to rank the topics in order of importance.

Below, PTI lists the top ten technology priorities, based on this survey, for 2015.

  1. Cybersecurity
  2. Budget and Cost Control
  3. Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
  4. Strategic Technology Planning
  5. Consolidation/Optimization
  6. Mobile Services/Mobility/Enterprise Mobility
  7. Cloud Solutions
  8. Government Applications
  9. Project and Portfolio Management
  10. Broadband/Wireless Connectivity

PTI will be conducting webinars and conference sessions throughout 2015 highlighting many of these key technology priorities. Stay tuned to www.pti.org for more information. Information about joining PTI can be found here.