IT can be difficult, even for top corporations, so it should come as no surprise that government agencies often struggle with staying on top of technology. Government agencies deal with legacy applications and often delay upgrades and updates. That, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. The people who utilize government services place a great deal of trust in the agencies that provide them. That trust makes it difficult to implement new technologies, because there’s an ever-present risk to utilizing new technology. What is needed then, is a company that can help navigate these waters. XIT Solutions has years of experience in overcoming the hurdles that are unique to government agencies, and are well positioned to assist in navigating the often-treacherous technological waters. Among the challenges XIT Solutions can help government agencies overcome are:
Identity Security and Access
Governmental systems often need more robust security features than corporate security typically provides. You need the assistance of a company that is well versed in establishing and maintaining such systems in order to maximize the security of your agency’s data.
There is little point in spending money to upgrade to new technology unless you can be certain that by doing so, you’ll see an improvement in performance that gives you a good return on your investment. In order to do that, you need to partner with a company that deeply understands emerging technologies, and can help you implement those technologies for maximum effect.
Implementing new technologies carries potentially enormous risks, both to the data collected from the citizens who use the services that your agency provides, and also to core functionality. Legacy systems are notoriously difficult to merge with new technology, and you need a partner that understands the unique risks that agencies like yours are exposed to any time changes or improvements are made.
Of course, one of the key goals you hope to realize when upgrading your technology suite is a gain in overall efficiency. In order to do that, however, you must properly identify the “right” technology. Note here that the right technology might not be the latest and greatest, bleeding edge tech. In fact, in most cases, it isn’t. Government systems grow in an evolutionary manner, not a revolutionary one. If you partner with a company that’s interested in selling you on bleeding edge technology, you’re likely to be disappointed with the results. Thus, you need a partner that understands the unique challenges government agencies face.