Top 10 State CIO Priorities for 2015

Top 10 State CIO Priorities for 2015


Through risk assessment, governance, data protection and training, state CIOs must determine what constitutes “due care.”

Cloud ServicesCloud Services

State cloud strategies address the development of scalable as-a-service models, while covering platform, infrastructure, privacy and data ownership concerns.


By consolidating services, operations and infrastructure, IT departments overcome barriers to optimal enterprise-driven performance.

Broadband/Wireless ConnectivityBroadband/Wireless Connectivity

CIOs are constantly looking for ways to expand broadband capabilities to achieve statewide connectivity.

Budget/Cost ControlBudget/Cost Control

With continued constraints on state budgets, “Do more with less” rules the day.

HR/Talent ManagementHR/Talent Management

A wave of Boomer retirements is creating an urgency to recruit, develop and retain top IT talent. A helpful tool: portals for workforce data and trend analysis.

Strategic IT PlanningStrategic IT Planning

A state CIO’s success depends on a visionary road map that aligns future tech innovation with the governor’s policy agenda.


Through enterprise mobility management, state CIOs can take command over devices, apps, policies, support and wireless infrastructure needs.

DR/Business ContinuityDR/Business Continuity

How do CIOs plan for the worst that can happen? By plotting worst-case scenarios, and then conducting the necessary testing to deal with them.


In serving both taxpayers and internal users, state CIOs turn to collaborative tech to build relationships.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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