State technology priorities for 2009

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has released its list of state CIOs' top 10 policy and technology priorities for 2009.

The top technologies were identified through a survey of state CIOs; the information gathered will be used by NASCIO to plan its programs, conference sessions and publications.

The top 10 technologies are:
  1. Virtualization (storage, computing, data center)
  2. Document/content/e-mail management (active, repository, archiving, digital preservation)
  3. Legacy application modernization and upgrade (ERP)
  4. Networking, voice and data communications, unified communications
  5. Web 2.0 (services, collaboration technologies, social computing)
  6. Green IT technologies and solutions
  7. Identity and access management
  8. Geospatial analysis and geographic information systems
  9. Business intelligence and analytics applications
  10. Mobile workforce enablement

CIOs also were surveyed about their policy priorities. Consolidation, shared services, budget/cost control and security were at the top of their list, said NASCIO President and Minnesota CIO Gopal Khanna.

NASCIO is a network and resource for state CIOs and an advocate for government technology policy. The association represents state chief information officers and information technology executives from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

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Kathleen Hickey is a freelance writer for GCN.

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