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Public private partnerships for IT services: municipalities gain operating efficiencies and performance while minimizing risk

By Gary Nichols For nearly a decade, public policy advocacy groups have been highlighting the value of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for government entities. Although this approach was first used for large capital improvement projects, forward-thinking municipalities are realizing that the complexity and rapid pace of technology make IT services a perfect PPP target. The benefits of outsourcing IT are well documented―research firm Gartner found that a $96.14 million increase in IT ...

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Derek Prall

Derek Prall is a professional journalist who has held numerous positions with a variety of print and online publications including The Public Manager magazine and the New Jersey Herald. He is a 2008...

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Jason Axelrod is an award-winning journalist who has reported for The Seattle Times, The Arizona Republic, the Phoenix Business Journal and Mother Nature Network, among other outlets. Jason...
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