Top 10 State CIO Priorities for 2015

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-04-2014 Email

In the past, IT professionals who worked for the government were generally at a technological disadvantage: They were on the public payroll and, with the inevitable budget restrictions, remained somewhat removed from the leading edges of tech innovation. This situation, however, appear to be fading, according to a recently released top 10 list of 2015 priorities from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). Indeed, the list also seems to cover every major strategic objective of CIOs within private industry, as state CIOs are intently focused on cloud services, consolidation, mobility/wireless connectivity, customer relationship management (CRM) and other forward-thinking initiatives. At the same time, they're raising awareness and preparedness levels when it comes to security and disaster recovery(DR) and business continuity, given that the protection of ongoing operations and sensitive data remains crucial. "State CIOs understand the real challenges of data governance and the need for more discipline around the management of state data assets," says Doug Robinson, executive director of NASCIO.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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