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SolarWinds Survey Examines Barriers to Federal Tech Adoption; Suaad Sait Comments

computer-technologyA new SolarWinds survey has delved into the barriers facing federal agencies as they adopt new technologies.

The survey reveals that 92 percent of respondents acknowledged “significant barriers” that they said hinder the progress of new technology adoption, SolarWinds said Thursday.

Information technology professionals cited budget constraint, security and compliance, legacy technology support and lack of IT personnel as the top challenge to IT adoption.

“IT plays a vital role in today’s federal agency operations for everything from civilian-facing websites to military missions,” said Suaad Sait, executive vice president for products and markets at SolarWinds.

“But agencies can only progress and perform as quickly as IT and new technology enables them to,” Sait added.

More than 90 percent of respondents also claimed that technology had a negative impact on their agencies’ end users in 2014 in terms of performance and availability.

The company polled 123 public sector IT practitioners, managers and directors in the U.S. and Canada in December 2014 for the study.

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