KPMG government and public sector technology insights report

KPMG reports on the state of government and public sector digital transformation, automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning

Digital to the core

In May and June 2022, KPMG U.S. surveyed 1,052 U.S.-based, executive-level technology leaders across eight broad industry sectors. The 2022 KPMG U.S. Technology Survey Report covers the current state of their organization’s digital transformation journey, the challenges they are facing along that journey and their planned technology investments. This government and public sector industry insights report highlights the most significant differences in the survey findings for the 150 technology leaders in the government and public sector relative to all sectors represented in the survey.

Key findings

Our survey shows that government and public sector technology leaders are making strong progress in their cloud agendas compared to those in other sectors. More say they’ve completed their cloud migrations than all other sectors except for one, for example. Success in data and analytics and with some other advanced technologies, however, is proving to be more challenging.

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Here are a few highlights:

Government and public sector organizations have had a strong start on cloud compared to all other sectors:

  • Say they’re proactive in progressing cloud strategy and continually evolving (55% vs. 48%)
  • Say cloud has lowered total cost of ownership (42% vs. 34%)
  • Report ERP/application portfolio is fully cloud, or moving toward fully cloud but integrated and seamless (40% vs. 31%)

They report quite different drivers of their digital transformation:

  • Improve enterprise agility and modernization (55% vs. 45%)
  • Accelerate customer centricity/engagement (55% vs. 52%)
  • Advance ESG (environmental, social, governance) priorities/commitments (33% vs. 27%)

Finding a positive ROI with their technology investments, however, is a bit more challenging:

  • Robotic process automation (21% vs. 50%)
  • Vision systems (18% vs. 30%)
  • Machine learning (77% vs. 82%)

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Principal, Innovation & Enterprise Solutions, KPMG US

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Partner, Health & Government Solutions, KPMG US

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