Embracing change is never easy, and never more so than for the government, which has proved resistant to trying new things, especially where technology is concerned. As Sprint renews efforts to bring the cloud and Big Data — and the Internet of Things — to federal, state and local officials and agencies, VP of Government Solutions Chris Felix tells PYMNTS’ Karen Webster that the times may indeed be a’ changing.
Some institutions move slowly by design. Other institutions move slowly by force of habit.
When it comes to government, both forces are in play – and when it comes to technological innovation, inertia can be the result.
Yet inertia is no strategy when it comes to fighting off the bad guys – you know, the data-stealing kind – or making payments easier, or saving taxpayers their hard-earned dollars.
So it is that Sprint announced last week it is leveraging three decades of work with federal, state and local governments to bring converged solutions – over the Sprint network, naturally – to span wireless, wireline and the blossoming Internet of Things.