Secure, Easy-to-own networks for state, local, and provincial governments
There has been a lot of press about government modernization lately. The systems and processes that keep governments running are outdated and inefficient. Meanwhile, citizens and government employees are demanding new services–from public school employees who want to take advantage of the advancements in digital technology to citizens who want online access to government records to public safety employees who are asking that emergency notification systems be equipped with mobile access to text, data, images, and video.
Such chaos can make it difficult for IT teams to support productivity-enhancing technologies such as voice and video over IP and Web 2.0 to improve public safety, communication among agencies and citizen satisfaction. Governments face many challenges in their adoption of technology:
Offer web-based network access for automated self-service
Support real-time, resource-intensive, and collaborative applications
Ensure public safety
This problem is especially difficult to solve because most government agencies have a combination of legacy and new applications running on disparate proprietary networks which causes 3 main challenges:
A high-performance network is critical to enabling media-rich collaboration and real-time access that improve public safety and citizen and employee satisfaction.