Cloud created consolidation. Tactical big data usage. Identification of the best BYOD devices. These are just a few of the 10 predictions Rutrell Yasin makes for government IT in 2013. Some of the predictions are more general (such as those listed above), while others are very specific to IT, such as “smart cities” where local governments attempt to create smart city pilots and projects. Another prediction is an expansion of open data by government organizations, promoting more commercial activity and increased likelihood of met government goals.