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With Info-Tech's Industry Roundtables & Benchmarking, you will never again wonder "what are my peers doing?", "how do I compare?", or "what should I be doing?".

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Industry Roundtable Events

The Industry Roundtable Events are sessions hosted each month for 8 to 15 industry peers to discuss the most pressing topics impacting IT departments in their industry and share their experiences. Each session is facilitated by an industry analyst and supported by our tailored research.

Click an experience track to learn more about the research, Roundtables, and action plan for each topic.

Deep Insights Tailored to Your Industry

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Top Industry
Trends

Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Industry
Benchmarking

Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources.

Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy


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Federal Government IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Federal Government Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting federal governments and the inherent opportunities and risks.
  • Assess how your team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights to help you update your IT strategy.
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Federal Government Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Federal Government Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.

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Top Industry Trends


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Federal Government IT Workforce Report

  • Federal Government agencies’ IT operations tend to be concentrated within certain geographies. In addition, Federal Government employees tend to be unionized, which can set constraints in the selection of IT talent.
  • Restrictions around recruiting and the lengthy timeframes can present challenges in attracting and maintaining the interest of candidates.
  • This trend analysis will provide you with key insights to assist your IT team to effectively meet these threats head on.
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Federal Government Cloud Report

  • Federal Government agencies have been adopting digital transformation initiatives, migrating their information to digital format and moving services to cloud
  • Multiple agencies with multiple systems operating within a restrictive Federal Government ecosystem can make the assessment, selection, and implementation of cloud services a challenge.
  • This trend analysis will provide you with key insights to assist your IT team to effectively meet these threats head on.
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Federal Government Cybersecurity Report

  • Federal Government agencies are focused on cybersecurity and online attacks, in addition to traditional information security.
  • Federal Government agencies can operate from many international locations such as embassies and foreign offices.
  • This trend analysis will provide you with key insights to assist your IT team to effectively meet these threats head on.

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Industry Benchmarking


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Federal Government IT Management & Governance Benchmarking Report

  • Understanding your IT team’s perception of what’s important and how well they’re doing is central to identifying strengths, weaknesses, and potential misalignments with business priorities and expectations.
  • Learn about how IT departments in your industry assess the importance and effectiveness of 45 IT processes to gauge your own alignment and identify select processes for targeted improvement.
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Federal Government IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business.
  • Federal Government IT reports staffing level strain across all key IT functions. While available skill sets are good, IT’s inability to meet demand is undermining its effectiveness overall.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend benchmarking, you will gain critical information to position your team to be seen as strategic.
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Federal Government IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their stakeholders are unsatisfied with the quality of service they’re receiving from IT.
  • Understand important common focus areas to address and gain insights into how your team aligns to other Federal Government IT teams.
  • Federal Government IT groups suffer from low stakeholder satisfaction ratings across the board. The root of this problem rests with the quality and frequency of communication. Addressing this will have a positive ripple effect throughout.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Federal Government Cloud Services Report

  • Federal Governments have worked closely with public cloud vendors to ensure security, privacy and data sovereignty risks are mitigated.
  • Federal Governments set strict rules around what data and backups can be stored and where they must reside. This makes it difficult to establish a trusted service provider.
  • Learn about what cloud services are, the state of the market, key features, and leading vendors to see how this technology can transform your IT strategy and the ability to deliver it.
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Federal Government Security Monitoring Report

  • Federal Governments are attractive targets for bad actors both domestic and foreign. The level of sophistication of attacks can include both theft of information and disruption of services.
  • Federal Government information can be highly sensitive and have broad impact if security is compromised.
  • Learn about what security monitoring is, the state of the market, key features, and leading vendors to see how this technology can transform your IT strategy and the ability to deliver it.
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Federal Government Human Resources Management Systems Report

  • Federal Governments employ a large number of people with varying levels of skills and certifications across large geographical areas internationally.
  • Maintaining these agreements and the specific terms and conditions that include specific wages, benefits, pensions, and hours of work is daunting.
  • Learn about what a human resource management system is, the state of the market, key features, and leading vendors to see how this technology can transform your IT strategy and the ability to deliver.

Latest Federal Government Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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Cloud by Committee: Accelerate Government IT’s Cloud Shift With Cross-Functional Committees

Date published

October 19, 2021

Author:
  • Fred Chagnon

Regardless of industry, IT often experiences resistance from Legal, Procurement, or Finance when transitioning to cloud. Governments are known to roll out policies by committees, constructed of representatives from all interested parties, who engage in the discussion and eventual decision-making process that yields changes in governmental policy. Government IT departments can apply this approach to the shift to cloud to ensure that all interested parties are not only aware, but are also champions for the change.

Seven Considerations for Comparing Azure and Amazon

Date published

October 19, 2021

Author:
  • John Sloan

As public cloud services gain momentum, government IT infrastructure managers are increasingly asking the question: “Which cloud service is better: Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure?” The answer is not found in a feature comparison chart.

Digital Preservation: The Opposite Side!

Date published

May 18, 2021

Authors:
  • Janice Clatterbuck

  • David Wallace

Digital preservation is a sustained and integrated people-process-technology capability and commitment to ensure usability and access to digital materials in years to come. Adopting a digital preservation product will prove beneficial to Government, Higher Education, and Financial Services among others.

Can I Trust You? Becoming a Trustworthy Public Sector IT Leader

Date published

May 18, 2021

Author:
  • Rocco Rao

Trust is contingent on your ability to demonstrate credibility, reliability, and stakeholder engagement. Public sector IT leaders need to obtain trust from corporate leadership, public officials, and the public they serve.

Moving From Business Value to Public Value

Date published

May 18, 2021

Author:
  • Rocco Rao

Government IT leaders coming from the private sector need to change their focus from being profit driven to value driven. This is also the case for government IT leaders moving up the executive ranks.

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