Here is an excellent post from cisco blog, and it talks about the "Cost/Reach" gap. Today most of the organizations be it public or private or finding themselves increased responsibilities/requirements while their ability to pay is reduced. This was not new to Singapore as our labor head put it in our slang, Cheaper, Better, Faster. While this is targeted at the employers, and true to certain extent what I'd love to see is the governments & large organizations adapting the same and taking the lead for rest of the small players.
I've mentioned that in Singapore we are lagging in adopting new technologies due to various reasons, and this is where the public sector can play a very good role. They can show the rest, that by adapting new technologies they can cut cost and pass on their savings to the public.