Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 11-20-2012

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

1. Consolidation/Optimization
This includes efforts impacting the streamlining of infrastructure, data centers, communications--even how organizations market "enterprise" thinking.

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

2. Cloud Services
"As a service" extends to service catalogs, platforms, security, vendor management and governance, to name a few.

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

3. Security
One particular concern: Vulnerabilities posed by third parties, as government outsourcing increases.

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

4. Mobility
What types of policies are in place to address BYOD devices and apps?

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

5. Budget/Cost Control
Paradoxically, budget constraints are forcing CIOs to take a hard look at reducing IT spending while still investing in tech for cost-savings enhancements.

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

6. Shared Services
To transform state government, CIOs look to shared services to get the most out of service portfolio management, communications and infrastructure.

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

7. Health Care
The Affordable Health Care Act, HIPAA and other policies and regulations require revamping the way medical and insurance information is managed.

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

8. Legacy Modernization
Investment in business process improvement leads to the enhancement, renovation or replacement of old platforms and applications.

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

9. The Interoperable Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network
This network will extend information sharing among public safety departments everywhere.

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

10. Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
Recent extreme storms such as Sandy continue to remind state CIOs that IT impact/testing and failover/backup systems are mission critical.

Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013