10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs

10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs

The pressures of cloud migration, IT outsourcing, and other business transformation trends are not unique to enterprises in the private sector.

Government enterprises and their CIOs also list outsourcing, cloud, andlegacy system modernization¬†among their priorities now. That’s according to the annual survey by the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) 2016.

The survey, conducted in conjunction with CompTIA and Grant Thornton, provides a look at the information technology trends inside state governments via an online survey of 43 state CIOs and separate interviews with 18 state CIOs conducted in March 2016. While the results, which were released in September, didn’t yield any big surprises in terms of priorities and shifting trends, NASCIO executive director Doug Robinson told InformationWeek in an interview that there was at least one minor surprise in the results.

“It wasn’t a surprise, but more of a revelation that there was more progress than we were anticipating around Agile in terms of individual project delivery,” Robinson said. “We asked the CIOs who participated in our survey, and we asked the same question again in an instant poll during our conference [in September]. And 95% of our members in the instant poll said they anticipated increased use of Agile.”

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