Cloud, Cybersecurity and Consolidation among the Top Priorities of State CIOs in 2015

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Cloud services, cybersecurity. and consolidation continue to remain the top three priorities of state CIOs for the year 2015 according to the survey conducted by National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). Continuing the trend over the past few years, Security remains the primary priority for CIOs followed by cloud services and optimization/consolidation. The top priorities as voted by the state CIOs is as follows.

  1. Security
  2. Cloud Services
  3. Consolidation/Optimization
  4. Broadband/Wireless Connectivity
  5. Budget and Cost Control
  6. Human Resources/Talent Management
  7. Strategic IT Planning
  8. Mobile Services/Mobility/Enterprise Management
  9. Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
  10. Customer Relationship Management

From the perspective of a CIO, technology and ongoing advances in technology is ushering a new dimension to these priorities. Rapid advances in technology are bringing about significant changes in the IT landscape. Let us see as to how technology is aiding these aforementioned priorities as voted by CIOs

  1. Security: State-of-the-art technology is in place and continuous efforts are in progress to ensure maximum security to sensitive and confidential organization data. Despite the various hacks into security, ongoing efforts will ensure filling the gaps in ensuring maximum security. View more on Security here.
  2. Cloud Services: Perhaps the most happening sector in the IT industry, cloud services are revolutionizing the way services are provided. Advancements in this sector will bring about enhanced service offerings to customers and offer a better quality of service using the latest technology available. View more on Cloud Service Brokerage view here.
  3. Consolidation/Optimization: Resource optimization plays a crucial role in streamlining processes and achieving better results. Technology plays a pivotal role in optimizing and consolidating resources thereby achieving better cost-to-benefit ratio for your businesses. Learn More about Optimization here.
  4. Broadband/Wireless Connectivity: Advances in wireless technology and broadband technology is revolutionizing the world today with increasing footprint of broadband and wireless connectivity. Increasing access to wireless connectivity is significantly improving the productivity of employees who are on the move. Learn more about DoubleHorn’s Communications Services here.
  5. Budget and Cost Control: Adopting the latest in technology may entail few initial costs but adopting the latest technology aids businesses in keeping a check on cost controls and streamlining the budgets allocated for the purpose. Interested in learning more about Cost Optimization? 
  6. Talent Management and Human Resource Management: Adopting the latest technology will ensure effective human resource management and talent acquisition. Learn more about technology is transforming talent management.
  7. Strategic IT Planning: Strategic IT planning assumes critical importance in an enterprise and adding the technology dimension to the IT plans makes it even more effective.
  8. Mobility: With increasing number of businesses inclining towards enterprise mobility, technology assumes significance as it facilitates efficient connectivity and collaboration among employees. Enhanced mobility in an enterprise facilitates better productivity.
  9. Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity: Technology also helps business to resume its normal routines even in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Obtaining hosted services from service providers assures minimum downtime and lesser turnaround time. Learn more about Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.
  10. Customer Relationship Management: CRM is an important aspect that every business focuses on and technology aids in achieving this target by offering several advanced tools that aid the business in effectively and efficiently managing a relationship with customers. Schedule a Consultation and learn more about our Customer relationship management and managing your portfolio.