Government Insights Predicts Increased IT Investment in Infrastructure Optimization and Secure Content Management for 2008

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 9, 2008 – Leading independent research and advisory firm Government Insights, an IDC company, today announced the release of its annual Top 10 Predictions report, Worldwide Government 2008 Top 10 Predictions. According to this new study, infrastructure optimization and IT resource repurposing will replace solutions as the top government IT trend.

"We predict that there will be accelerated investment in 2008, but the five-year overall U.S. IT government spending picture will remain relatively flat," said Teresa Bozzelli, COO and Managing Director, Government Insights. "Another key trend we are forecasting for 2008 is our belief that governments will look to squeeze more value from enterprise resource planning (ERP) by making substantial investments to extend foundational capabilities to further integrate back to front office operations."

Other Top 10 predictions presented and analyzed in this study include:

* Infrastructure optimization and IT resource repurposing will replace solutions as the top government IT trend

* "Gov 2.0" will replace "e-Gov" as governments seek to gain additional value from citizen interaction and business transactions

* Continuing government security breaches will drive governments to invest in secure content management for mobility

* The first substantial wave of the government workforce retirement bubble will force governments to measurably broaden the use of telework and reexamine sourcing strategies.

To assist government organizations and the vendors that serve this market, Government Insights annually identifies the top trends for 2008 that will heavily influence the direction and magnitude of IT investment, management, and technology evaluation. Government Insights will discuss these trends in a complimentary Webcast on January 11, 2008. To register for this event, please visit http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=IDC_P16474 or contact Deborah Stark.

To arrange a one-on-one briefing with Teresa Bozzelli, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-794-3214 or sarahbethmurray@gmail.com. In addition, the full report is available to qualified members of the media. For more information on obtaining or purchasing this report, Worldwide Government 2008 Predictions Top 10 Predictions contact info@government-insights.com

About Government Insights, an IDC Company

Government Insights, an IDC company, provides government organizations and IT vendors who serve them with research-based advisory and consulting services that enable government executives to maximize the value of their technology investments; minimize technology risk through accurate planning; benchmark themselves against industry peers; adopt industry best practices for organizational/technology alignment; make more informed technology decisions; and drive technology-enabled performance and innovation. Government Insights provides a portfolio of research and advisory services that are relevant to the needs of both the government and IT vendor communities. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and events company. For more information, please visit www.government-insights.com .