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Electronic Records Management and Digital Preservation: Protecting the Knowledge Assets of the State Government Enterprise PART I

  • May 2007
  • Number of views: 6918
Electronic Records Management and Digital Preservation: Protecting the Knowledge Assets of the State Government Enterprise PART I
Electronic records management and digital preservation are necessary disciplines for managing the knowledge assets of the enterprise. Attention to these disciplines must be part of every IT investment decision. The lifecycle of "born digital" is presented with emphasis on the decision making process at each major phase. The series will present the current issues and recommendations for action. This first release in this series deals with the principles of records management, and highlights the most significant challenges facing the states.

Getting Started in Cross-Boundary Collaboration: What State CIOs Need to Know

  • May 2007
  • Number of views: 5891
Getting Started in Cross-Boundary Collaboration: What State CIOs Need to Know
State agencies are increasingly crossing organizational boundaries and combining resources in order to achieve joint goals, produce innovation and serve citizens. This brief examines the drivers behind cross-boundary collaboration and outlines the top ten considerations for state CIOs at the outset of collaboration. This brief not only illustrates why state CIOs should consider cross-boundary collaboration and how collaboration begins, but also identifies various types of collaboration, and provides tangible success stories and lessons learned.

Transforming Government through Change Management: The Role of the State CIO

  • April 2007
  • Number of views: 8342
Transforming Government through Change Management: The Role of the State CIO
This white paper reviews contemporary ideas surrounding the subject of organizational transformation, presents a state perspective on the issue, and provides the state CIO with relevant recommendations and calls to action. The accompanying research summary provides a short overview of the research findings presented in the white paper.

The paper illustrates that change is an ongoing process that requires organizations to become change competent. It emphasizes that as with enterprise architecture, the best approach to organizational change involves incremental, step-by-step transformation that is effectively delivered through valued relationships involving all stakeholders.

Insider Security Threats: State CIOs Take Action Now!

  • April 2007
  • Number of views: 7028
Insider Security Threats: State CIOs Take Action Now!
This brief examines the often overlooked threats from within. Media attention has focused primarily on external threats with federal government and industry reports revealing alarming hacking and identity theft statistics. However, threats from within both public and private sector organizations may be even more prevalent than external threats and can have equally if not more serious consequences.

Harmony Helps: A Progress Report on State Government Internet Presence

  • March 2007
  • Number of views: 6107
Harmony Helps: A Progress Report on State Government Internet Presence
This brief explores how state web portals have matured and examines the impact of the 2003 expansion of the dot-gov domain to state and local governments; trends in state portal domain naming conventions; trends in Internet portal branding and marketing; the alignment of agency websites and state email addressing with the state portal; areas of cross-boundary collaboration for online services; and areas for future progress in cross-boundary collaboration for online services.

The New and Improved DST: Are You Ready?

  • February 2007
  • Number of views: 5894
The New and Improved DST: Are You Ready?
This issue brief calls attention to the change in Daylight Savings Time in 2007, as a provision of the United States Energy Policy Act of 2005, and gives pointers to state CIO’s about how the change may affect their applications and systems.

Building Better Government through Enterprise Architecture

  • February 2007
  • Number of views: 7003
Building Better Government through Enterprise Architecture
State government is becoming increasingly more complex. Policy makers are facing significant challenges ranging from global economics to rising citizen expectations to ongoing fiscal crisis. How can today's policy maker manage the complexity of state government in today's world? The answer is the discipline of enterprise architecture.

Staying Connected to Your Customers: Strategies and Tactics to Grow Enterprise IT Services

  • December 2006
  • Number of views: 6372
Staying Connected to Your Customers: Strategies and Tactics to Grow Enterprise IT Services
This brief covers the topic of utilizing CRM strategies and tactics to sustain and grow relationships with agencies once the CIO has established buy-in for consolidated and shared enterprise services.

2006 Compendium of Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology

  • December 2006
  • Number of views: 5985
2006 Compendium of Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology
A product of NASCIO’s Recognition Awards program, this compendium highlights the most innovative initiatives and best practices identified from this year’s record number of submissions. Included are the complete nomination materials from the twelve award-winning initiatives as well as the projects commended with honorable mentions.

State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2007

  • November 2006
  • Number of views: 7726
State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2007
Each year NASCIO conducts a survey of the state CIOs to identify and prioritize the top policy and technology issues facing state government. The CIOs top ten priorities are identified and used as input to NASCIO's programs, planning for conference sessions, and publications.
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