Derek Johnson, an analyst for Deltek, wrote in an opinion piece for the Post the lists issued by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers were created according to the technologies' staying power between 2009 and 2015.
Johnson wrote that CIOs are seeking to centralize and reduce their data center footprint.
“The ability to outsource the hosting of entire software systems or data warehouses to a third party allows states to reduce their use of computer servers, consolidate data centers, reduce personnel costs and reap a host of other cost-saving measures,“ he said.
Johnson also predicted business intelligence and analytic resources to become state priorities over the next few years.
He said mobile services, networking and broadband are areas that could “drive a nationwide push for broadband Internet and wireless connectivity in the next five years,“ the report says.