LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, October 5, 2022 — the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and VMware today released Application Modernization is an Imperative for State Governments. The publication includes survey data from state chief information officers (CIOs) on the current state of application modernization in states, how states are approaching application modernization and various processes that are currently being managed by states.|
“While legacy modernization has been a state CIO priority for a while, the COVID-19 pandemic brought much needed attention and funding to this important challenge. In order to meet citizen demand, states must put in place a roadmap for application modernization and prioritize investments,” said Doug Robinson, NASCIO executive director.
“Today, state governments are navigating accelerated innovation timelines with a critical focus on application modernization,” said Herb Thompson, SLED Strategist at VMware. “Application modernization is transforming and expanding how governments deliver access to digital services for citizens. Wherever agencies are on their digital transformation journeys, prioritizing application modernization will help them innovate faster, create resiliency, better serve and meet mission demands.”
The report presents an assessment of the current status of state initiatives, top drivers and challenges to application modernization, expected benefits, and funding approaches. It features imperatives for state planning, including recommendations for moving forward with application modernization.
Director of Policy and Research
National Association of State Chief Information Officers