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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.


Connecting for the Way Government Works Today

Download this white paper to learn how public organizations of all sizes and types are considering cloud-based communications solutions to improve their efficiency, effectiveness and agility.

Social Media Policy Template for the Public Sector

Whether you are just starting out with social media or already have a broad portfolio of profiles, a solid policy is essential to protecting your agency. Download this complimentary social media policy template to help your public entity establish the necessary policies and procedures, and benefit from existing government best practices.

Simpler IT for More Agile Government

Download this issue brief to learn about three data center trends - virtualization and cloud, infrastructure as a service, and flexible infrastructure for application development - that are helping governments of all sizes achieve this goal and simplify their data center environment.

The Big Data Playbook for Government

In this Playbook, we provide you with the framework to bring big data to your agency. We'll break down big data into manageable components, and let you understand how to make big data a reality at your agency. Our playbook will serve as your roadmap for big data innovation, and provide step-by-step instructions to deploy big data strategies in your agency.

Forecasting the Cloud: 8 Ways the Technology is Changing Government

Today, everybody from government information technology officials to the president are talking about cloud computing, a technology that is revolutionizing the way federal, state and local governments operate. Whether they use public clouds, private clouds or a hybrid of the two, govies agree on one thing: Cloud is the way of the future.

Achieving a single view of the citizen with information management

This paper outlines the fundamental requirements needed to effectively create a single view of the citizen. It features Information Builders' integrity, integration, and intelligence solutions that can empower government agencies to tap into timely, vital citizen information from more than 300 sources both inside and outside the organization.

Improving Police Work and Public Safety with Body-Worn Cameras

Learn how the police force of Valdosta, Ga., utilizes body-worn cameras, in-car video and radios to lower crime, increase public safety and improve community relations.

Twit Happens: How to Deal with Tweet Regret in the Public Sector

Addressing social media mistakes, and recovering appropriately in order to protect your public entity and preserve your audience.

Transforming the Way Government Does Business with E-Signatures

Obtaining signatures on paper documents is a process that is error prone, slow and unnecessary - and it affects almost every type of government agency or department, including HR, procurement, health and human services, housing authorities and corrections, among others. There's an easy solution to this archaic process, one that's faster, simpler, less costly and more secure: electronic signatures.

Pensions and Eligibility: Managing Employee Retirement and Compliance in Turbulent Times

This white paper addresses the challenges associated with traditional solutions for rules management, describes how government organizations can transform business rules management and provides suggestions for selecting a rules engine that can fully deliver on promised benefits.
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