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Government CIO Agenda 2013: 'Do Better With the Same'

Published: 09 May 2013

ID: G00252023

Analyst(s): Rick Howard

Summary

After years of being told to "do more with less," many government CIOs report that budgets have stabilized or are increasing. These CIOs are now poised to boost the business value of IT by radically restructuring their services portfolio to drive innovation and improve the performance of government.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • With nearly 75% of government IT budgets reported as flat or increasing, CIOs are better positioned to deliver and manage IT services more effectively and efficiently
  • Reducing overall business costs is now more important than reducing IT costs alone, and will permit and require government CIOs to accelerate enterprise-scale initiatives
  • Improving the government IT organization and workforce will shift the responsibilities of CIOs and IT professionals away from most legacy technology services to underserved areas of business need

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