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IDC: Cloud to Represent 8% of FY 2016 Federal IT Spend, Could Reach 50% Share by 2018

A new report by IDC Government Insights predicts overall agency spend on cloud computing technologies for fiscal year 2016 will represent 8.5 percent of the federal government’s overall information technology budget. That figure represents an increase from the 5-percent share reported for fiscal 2015 as the Federal CIO Council and Office of Management and Budget continue efforts to spur cloud …

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IDC: FY 2015 Civilian IT Spending to Exceed Defense Agencies

A new study by IDC Government Insights forecasts IT spending among civilian agencies to exceed initial fiscal year 2015 projections by $4.5 billion by September and exceed spending of civilian agencies by 15.4 percent. IDC said Friday the new IT spending projection is a 10.3 percent increase from the original to reach a total of $48.1 …

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IDC: DHS IT Budget Focuses on Legacy Sytems Maintenance

An International Data Corp. study on government agency budgets for information technology says the Department of Homeland Security allots significantly more funds toward legacy systems than new systems, GCN reported Friday. Brian Robinson writes DHS spends 16 percent of IT funding on modernization, compared to other agencies spending approximately 25 percent. “Trying to tie …

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Report: Federal Budget for Cloud to Reach $1.7B in 2014

According to an IDC Government Insights report, federal agencies will spend around $1.7 billion for private cloud services by FY2014. The report also found that a majority of agency’s utilize private cloud services, IDC Government Insights said Monday. The report found that the leading public cloud user is the Treasury …

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IDC Report: IT Pros Believe Future of Cloud Computing Uncertain

IDC Government Insights found that despite the growing demand for cloud services in government agencies, many employees aren’t sure what these services will mean to them specifically and their organization. Shawn McCarthy, IDC research director, said that overall progress in cloud adoption will only accelerate once agencies increase cloud funding, …

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