TechNews: New Research: ‘As a Service’ Represents Fundamental Shift in Government Acquisition of Technology and Services

From TCMnet.com | October 15, 2014

In a new study by Market Connections, Inc. and Professional Services Council (PSC), 70 percent of government IT decision-makers report moderate to high impact of the “convergence” of technology and professional services, or consumption-based “as a service” acquisition approaches, on the government marketplace.

The research study, released today at a PSC/Market Connections event, benchmarks the status of convergence and reveals gaps in adoption and understanding between government and the contractors who serve them. Both government decision-makers and contractors agree that convergence is causing a shift in how government buys and industry provides solutions, yet government respondents reveal significant perceived barriers to adoption such as security risks and cost concerns.

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