IT Management Slideshow: Top 10 State CIO Priorities Reflect Enterprise IT Trends

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-09-2012

1. Consolidation/Optimization

Consolidated services, resources, infrastructure, data centers, etc. should lead to better "enterprise" view.

1. Consolidation/Optimization

2. Budget/Cost Control

Inadequate funding/budget constraints require "strategies for savings" mindset.

2. Budget/Cost Control

3. Governance

Agencies now participate as members of a "state enterprise," elevating requirements on IT/data governance, industry advisory boards and legislative oversight.

3. Governance

4. Health Care

This includes the Affordable Care Act, enterprise architecture and Medicaid systems implementing/purchasing/retiring.

4. Health Care

5. Cloud Computing

The "as a service" approach is expected to enhance scalable and even elastic IT capabilities.

5. Cloud Computing

6. Security

CIOs are concerned about third-party activity as outsourcing increases - what constitutes "due care" and "reasonable" practices?

6. Security

7. Broadband/Connectivity

Will the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program adequately strengthen statewide connectivity?

7. Broadband/Connectivity

8. Shared Services

Sharing of service-portfolio management, resources, business models and infrastructure is expected to transform the way state government works.

8. Shared Services

9. Portals

DIY outlets for citizens improve services accessibility and e-government profile.

9. Portals

10. Mobile Tech

Wireless innovations empower workforce, yet inspire more security questions.

10. Mobile Tech