Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

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Ten Top Priorities for State CIOs in 2013

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.

They are being asked to do more with less. Yet, at the same time, they're directed to continue finding newer and better ways to pursue tech—to maximize its value as a cost-savings and efficiencies-creating tool. And if this sounds familiar, it should: The priorities of CIOs within our state governments remain very closely aligned to those of their private-industry counterparts. That's why it's always valuable to check out this annual Top Ten list of state CIO priorities from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). (For more about the priorities report, click here.) The priorities include consolidation, the cloud, information security, disaster recovery, mobility and several other IT-focused initiatives. And, clearly, the budget picture looms large over everything on this state CIO to-do list. "State governments are under continued pressure to do more with less," says NASCIO President Brenda Decker, who serves as CIO for the state of Nebraska, "and that leads to innovation, collaboration and sharing."

This article was originally published on 11-20-2012
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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