The public sector faces the same problems as the private sector when it comes to information management ““ but it's amplified by the need for additional security, legislative requirements, and the needs of citizens throughout the country. As Martha Bennet explains in her article, the pressure doesn't end there:
In addition, many are increasingly asked to measure and report on their performance. They're also expected to be responsive to ad hoc report and information requests from a wide set of stakeholders with disparate needs and expectations, including government departments, regulators and the media, as well as businesses and citizens. And all of this in an environment that is publicly looking for savings and cost reduction.
But the public sector does have ways to deal with this increased pressure. Through better use of reporting and analytics, improving collaboration within the organization, and breaking down internal roadblocks, public sector IT is able to keep costs low while still meeting rigid requirements.