Top 10 IT Priorities for State CIOs

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-04-2013 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

They work within a tight budget that might only get tighter. Yet, at the same time, they're tasked to oversee transformative change with respect to consolidation, cloud migration and other IT innovations. In this case, "they" are the CIOs of the U.S. state governments. And if their challenges sound familiar, then it's safe to conclude that there really is less distinction these days between overseeing a private-industry IT department and running a state government version of the same. Given this, you may find the following top 10 list of strategic and managerial tech priorities to serve as interesting reading. They were compiled by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), as part of the organization's annual list of priorities for the year ahead. Cyber-security tops the list this year. But mobility, shared services and overall IT portfolio management aren't far behind. "We'll clearly see more discipline and investment in managing portfolios at the enterprise level—pursuing the right projects with the right governance and oversight," says Doug Robinson, executive director of NASCIO. For more about the list, click here

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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