IT Management Slideshow: CIOs Pick a ?Top Ten? Tech List for 2011By Dennis McCafferty | Posted 12-21-2010
State CIOs seek to cut costs and increase efficiencies by centralizing infrastructure, data centers.
2. Budget/Cost Control
They're looking for new strategies for IT savings via activity-based costing and other methods.
3. Health Care
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and other developments have triggered the need for improved health-information exchange, Medicaid systems and an overhaul of existing health-enterprise architectures.
4. Cloud Computing
State CIOs view the cloud as a service-delivery strategy. They're interested in what cloud models out there serve their requirements, and which will provide needed security, privacy and data-ownership.
5. Shared Services
This includes shared infrastructure and resources, in addition to services.
Increased accountability means more oversight on data-governance issues.
Always critical, state CIOs are now interested in risk assessments to thwart insider threats and third-party security situations that could emerge as outsourcing increases.
8. Broadband and Connectivity
Telehealth and the need for public-safety wireless networks are inspiring interest in improving connections.
9. Legacy Modernization
Either by replacing or renovating, legacy platforms and apps must be enhanced for overall business-process improvement.
10. Data and Information Management
Data/information intelligence systems will bring state government into the knowledge-management business.