IT Management Slideshow: CIOs Pick a ?Top Ten? Tech List for 2011

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-21-2010

1. Consolidation/Optimization

State CIOs seek to cut costs and increase efficiencies by centralizing infrastructure, data centers.

1. Consolidation/Optimization

2. Budget/Cost Control

They're looking for new strategies for IT savings via activity-based costing and other methods.

2. Budget/Cost Control

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.

3. Health Care

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.

4. Cloud Computing

5. Shared Services

This includes shared infrastructure and resources, in addition to services.

5. Shared Services

6. Governance

Increased accountability means more oversight on data-governance issues.

6. Governance

7. Security

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.

7. Security

8. Broadband and Connectivity

Telehealth and the need for public-safety wireless networks are inspiring interest in improving connections.

8. Broadband and Connectivity

9. Legacy Modernization

Either by replacing or renovating, legacy platforms and apps must be enhanced for overall business-process improvement.

9. Legacy Modernization

10. Data and Information Management

Data/information intelligence systems will bring state government into the knowledge-management business.

10. Data and Information Management