8. Said It Before, Say It Again: Virtualization, Data Center And Networking
Solutions embracing virtualization, data center and networking capabilities -- including mobility -- are still going to the front of the line, most solution providers said. Those with practiced hands in each area should focus not only on continuing the technologies' penetration into the federal government, but also learn to spot the next important developments in each just before the government begins to embrace them.
"The story hasn't changed much beyond the continued push to virtualization," said Fedstore's Cayouette. "But from the federal side, we are seeing a lot more interest in videoconferencing, especially in places like the Department of Defense. They get it and understand it, but not much of the rest of the federal government is there yet. That's something that's definitely developing."