Recently, the US National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released the US State CIO's Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2009 based on their annual survey done.
The lists has reflected the budgetary uncertainty faced by state governments in the face of an extended economic downturn. But by prioritizing their IT strategies, the lists can serve as a good reference and roadmap for ICT solution providers hoping to grow their US state government business.
The Top 10 Priority for Strategies, Management Processes and Solutions are:
- Consolidation: Centralizing; consolidating services, operations, resources and infrastructure.
- Shared Services: Business models, sharing resources, services and infrastructure.
- Budget and Cost Control: Managing budget reduction, strategies for savings, reducing or avoiding costs; activity based costing.
- Security: Security safeguards, enterprise policies, data protection and insider threat.
- Electronic Records/Digital Preservation/E-Discovery: Strategies, policies, legal issues, opportunities for shared services and emergency preparedness.
- ERP Strategy: Acquisition, implementation, expansion and upgrade.
- Green IT: Policies, energy efficiency, power management, green procurement and e-waste.
- Transparency: Open government, performance measures and data, and accountability.
- Health Information Technology: Assessment, partnering and implementation.
- Governance: Improving IT and data governance.
The Top 10 Priority for Technologies, Applications and Tools are:
- Virtualization: Storage, computing and data center.
- Document/Content/E-mail management: Active, repository, archiving and digital preservation.
- Legacy application: Modernization and upgrade.
- Networking: Voice and data communications and unified communications.
- Web 2.0: Services, collaboration technologies and social computing.
- Green IT: Technologies and Solutions.
- Identity and Access Management.
- Geospatial Analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Business Intelligence and Analytical Applications.
- Mobile Workforce Enablement.
I wonder if any similar survey has been done for government and corporates CIOs in our local region.