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Deloitte: 70% of Gov’t Leaders Say Private Sector Ahead on Digital Transition

deloitteDeloitte has released a new report that says 70 percent of government officials worldwide believe their digital transformation initiatives are behind those in the private sector.

The study analyzes the impact of digital technology on how governments worldwide serve their citizens and manage operations, Deloitte said Tuesday.

Of the more than 1,200 government officials surveyed, nearly 30 percent consider their organization’s digital transition as ahead that of their public sector peers.

The report indicates what Deloitte describes as a low level of confidence among respondents with their organization’s ability and readiness to react to digital trends.

“While nearly all – 96 percent – of respondents said digital technologies are having a major impact on government, there are varying levels of maturity but much commonality on the obstacles holding many governments back,” said William Eggers, director of public sector research at Deloitte Services LLP.

Governments across the world consider culture, procurement, workforce, leadership, lack of funding, competing priorities and lack of strategy as barriers to adopting digital technology, according to the report.

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