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Strategic Influence: Six Routes for Government CIOs to 'Get to the Table' With Those in Power

Published: 01 October 2013

ID: G00255002

Analyst(s): Jerry Mechling


To succeed with the most important IT applications in government, CIOs need to collaborate effectively with those in power. This research explains six commonly used contexts or "routes" for making that happen.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges for CIOs and Other Government Leaders



  • IT Strategic Planning: Plan for Information Uses, Not Just Information Production
  • Budget Planning: Use IT Initiatives to Analyze Finances and Improve Productivity in Reaching Government Goals
  • Performance Planning: Use IT Initiatives to Analyze and Improve Performance Over Time and in Comparison With Similar Settings
  • Customer Service and Engagement Planning: Use IT Initiatives to Analyze and Improve Coordination With Clients and the Public
  • Economic Development Planning: Use IT Initiatives to Analyze and Improve Economic Performance and Business Relationships
  • Strategic Planning In General: Use IT Initiatives to Analyze and Improve Responses to Strategic Challenges, Especially "Crises" (Where Nearly All Agree That a Response Is Required)

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