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How to Protect Your IT Budget in State Government

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February 14, 2019

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  • Sidney Hodgson

For several years now, most state governments have been struggling to balance their books in times of increasing constituent demand and diminishing tax revenue and federal funding. When budget reductions are mandated by state legislatures, IT departments are often a prime target due to the large percentage of the agency’s budget they typically represent. Protecting the budget can be a challenge, but with careful preparation and communication with agency leadership the IT budget can survive.

Political Acuity for CIOs: Your New Competency

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February 14, 2019

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  • Rocco Rao

Political acuity is a growing competency with IT leaders in government organizations. As technology becomes more embedded in the delivery of public services, IT leaders will become more visible. To be relevant, this will require the addition of political acumen to your leadership competencies.

How to Make That “Make vs Buy” Decision in State Government

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February 14, 2019

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  • Sidney Hodgson

Resistance to change in business units, and the desire to develop everything from scratch in IT departments, can lead to severe cost and schedule overruns, ultimately reflecting negatively on the CIO and the IT department’s credibility. IT practitioners in government environments must be open-minded and seek the most cost-effective solution to business needs.

Municipal Governments: How Does Your IT Strategy Compare to Others?

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February 14, 2019

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  • Andy Woyzbun

As Info-Tech discusses IT strategy with many client municipalities, we have identified a number of common themes in their organizational strategies. Even municipalities with no official strategy likely have similar goals. These can provide a basis for both new and updated IT strategies.

Moving From Business Value to Public Value

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February 13, 2019

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  • Rocco Rao

Government IT leaders coming from the private sector need to change their focus from being profit driven to value driven. This is also the case for government IT leaders moving up the executive ranks.