Selecting and Sustaining IT Investments in Government: A Guide to Effective Strategies

Why does IT procurement in government have to take so long and be so hard? How can we be confident that we’re making the right IT investments, especially for the long term? And which of today’s IT strategies will best position our government for the future? These are fundamental questions asked by government CIOs and the stakeholders who hold them accountable for IT investments and deployments. They reflect the challenges inherent in government IT, including large and complex projects, lengthy and rule-driven purchasing processes, and unique measures of value compared to the private sector. This how-to guide will help CIOs, IT managers and other technical executives within all levels of government formulate answers to these fundamental questions. Broken into four strategies for better government IT investments, this guide will also highlight new ways of planning and managing IT projects so they are simpler and faster to procure, deliver the desired value when implemented and position government for a future of continual technology change.


Are You Prepared for a Social Media Lawsuit?

As social media usage gains momentum in government, so too does the risk factor involved with public records documentation. The costs of a legal case in terms of fees, labor, time and financial liability can be disastrous for any city. Download this case study to find out how the Spokane, Wash., Parks Department protected itself – and how you can too.

Meeting the Communication Demands of Constituents

Public preferences for communicating with a contact center are changing. During this webinar we discuss the importance of meeting public communication preferences and hear from a Canadian organization who embraces multi-channel communications.

How the Cloud Beats Premise in Cost with Lower TCO

As government organizations continue to struggle with limited budgets, the cloud is providing less-expensive technology options. Hear how the State of Georgia is enjoying the latest cloud technologies while taking advantage lower operating costs.

Disaster Recovery Enabled through the Cloud

Disasters come in many shapes and sizes and can completely shut down your contact center operations. Learn how United Way and 2-1-1 Connecticut have built a system to continue providing services to their public even in the face of disaster.

Why Archiving Makes Sense

This valuable resource from Osterman Research includes analysis and results from a survey of IT professionals regarding their backup and archiving strategies. You’ll also learn how archiving can be used to protect you from legal and regulatory requirements.

Exchange to Office 365 Archiving Considerations

This white paper details five considerations to keep in mind when deciding to migrate a message archive from Microsoft Exchange to Office 365. Author Brien Posey is a 13-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP).

Managing the Cost of Government New Tools for the New Normal

Governing’s 2014 Cost of Government Summit convened leaders to discuss the fiscal challenges they face, their biggest cost drivers, the threats they see on the horizon and their potential solutions. Download this guide to find out more.

How to Hire and Retain the Right Employee for the Right Job [Issue Brief]

New talent solutions can help government agencies hire, develop and retain the right employees for the right jobs. Find out more in this issue brief.

Transforming Approaches to Cybersecurity in Government [Issue Brief]

A recent CDG survey found that while 45 percent of respondents said network security was the No.1 most important issue to their IT organization, 25 percent said they were either very unprepared or didn't know if they were prepared to shield themselves from advanced persistent threats and zero-day attacks. Download this issue brief to find out how a modern security architecture with network virtualization can protect your agency.

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager and Threat Intelligence Exchange

As a part of the Intel® Security product offering, McAfee® Enterprise Security Manager and McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange work together to provide organizations with exactly what they need to fight advanced threats. You get the situational awareness, actionable intelligence, and instantaneous speed to immediately identify, respond to, and proactively neutralize threats in just milliseconds.
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