The Art of Project Governance
(Accelerating IT Success; February 13, 2013) GTA's Calvin Rhodes, Tom Fruman and Teresa Reilly discuss Georgia's approach to ensuring the success of IT projects, especially the Georgia Enterprise Management Suite. GTA launched this suite of software modules to provide agencies with the ability to easily monitor the status of their projects.
Moving to Cloud Computing is Harder, Costlier than Originally Envisioned
(Network World; February 5, 2013) A substantial number of businesses say security challenges associated with cloud computing are daunting and costs are higher than expected, according to a new report from KPMG.
State CIO Priorities for 2013
(National Association of State CIOs; November 13, 2012) Consolidation, cloud services, security, budget, health care and mobile services are among the most critical policy and technology issues faced by state governments in 2013.
Cybersecurity Study: State Governments at Risk — A Call for Collaboration and Compliance
(National Association of State CIOs, October 2012) The study identifies areas of concern expressed by state chief information security officers, and provides a call to action for state CIOs and policy officials on the critical need to support and enhance cybersecurity programs.
Advancing the C4 (Consolidation, Collaboration, Clout and Change) Agenda
(National Association of State CIOs, October 2012) CIOs continue to confront myriad responsibilities and leadership challenges. Some focus on continuing to provide many high-quality IT services to state agencies, employees and citizens. Others focus on procuring, implementing and managing new IT services, such as cloud platforms, mobile devices and applications, and social media. CIOs must maintain a balancing act, not allowing either the old or the new to dominate their attention.
What Makes Collaborative Initiatives Work?
(National Association of State CIOs, October 2012) No matter what service area, mode of delivery, management area or technology, collaborative arrangements should be considered as an alternative.
Why Big Sites Run Drupal
(Government Technology; April 26, 2012) For the Georgia Technology Authority, the decision to dump its aging content management system was easy. Running 65 state government websites on two different versions of proprietary software had become cumbersome and costly.
California Unveils New Mobile Template for Developers
(Government Technology; February 14, 2012) A new mobile template is giving developers in California state government the ability to create mobile sites and applications that can easily access location-based state resources from any smartphone.
CIOs Seek Ways to Replace Legacy Systems
(Government Technology; November 15, 2011) States are looking for affordable ways to upgrade decades-old computer systems.
Governments Testing Use of Personal Devices for Work
(Governing, November 2011) New technologies are making it safer for government employees to access sensitive data on their personal computers and smartphones.
State CIOs Shift Away from Direct Operational Responsibilities (Opinion)
(Government Technology; August 17, 2011) Paul W. Taylor, former deputy CIO for Washington state, offers his opinion about the changing roles of state CIOs across the nation.
Canada to Close Nearly All Government Data Centers
(Government Technology; August 5, 2011) Canada recently announced plans to consolidate its data centers and e-mail platforms and create a new entity responsible for the government's IT services and delivery.
How Governments Are Developing Better Performance Metrics
(Government Technology; July 27, 2011) By tracking everything from project deadlines to productivity levels, the public sector can better justify its IT investments, communicate its overall value and garner support from citizens and state assemblies alike.
Minnesota Pursues Consolidation of IT Services and Staff
(Government Technology; July 26, 2011) The budget agreement that ended Minnesota's nearly three-week government shutdown resulted in legislation that will consolidate the state's IT services and staff.
What's in Store for the Next Federal CIO?
(Government Technology; July 15, 2011) As Federal CIO Vivek Kundra leaves his post in August, what will his successor face?
State CIOs See Collaboration Breakthrough with Feds
(Government Technology; July 6, 2011) More than 30 state CIOs were in Washingtion, D.C. in May for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Midyear Conference, and a delegation from the group held a highly productive meeting with members of the federal CIO council.
King County, Wash., Consolidates IT Services, Plans to Go to Cloud
(Government Technology; July 19, 2011) By the end of the year, King County, Wash., which includes Seattle, plans to undergo an enterprisewide IT reorganization.
Cloud Computing is No Easy Fix
(Governing; July 2011) Companies have been pitching the cloud as a virtual field of dreams that can help make data storage issues and server problems disappear. But is that true?
Application Consolidation -- Where the Real Savings Is
(Public CIO; June 27, 2011) After several years of virtualizing servers, state CIOs look toward the next step: eliminating redundant software applications.
Capitals in the Clouds: The Case for Cloud Computing in State Government Part 1
(NASCIO; June 2011) Cloud computing has arrived as a serious alternative for state government, but there are issues that must be dealt with in order to maintain reliability, responsibility, security, privacy, and citizen-confidence in government services. Government is exploring the technology and business process innovations that cloud computing can enable.
A Call to Action: Information Exchange Strategies for Effective State Government
(NASCIO; April 2011) According to a National Association of State Chief Information Officers publication, federal, state and local governments need a common discipline for information sharing. The National Information Exchange Model exists as that discipline. (PDF format)
State IT Workforce: Under Pressure
(NASCIO; January 2011) In November 2010, NASCIO conducted a web-based survey for state CIOs to assess the landscape of the state IT workforce. The state responses provide a broad perspective on state IT workforce issues as a whole, and also allow CIOs to further assess the IT employment outlook within their respective states. (PDF format)