December 2009

State CIOs Offer Government Cloud Option

State-operated government clouds add another option to a growing menu of hosted infrastructure and application offerings.

Avoid the Five Common Dangers of IT Risk Management

Important issues include business continuity planning and protecting infrastructure.

Social Networking Use Increases, But Has Yet to Transform Government

Web 2.0 can be found everywhere in government, but so far it's no killer app.

Lean Improvement Initiative Without Technology

Government is going Lean these days, and it should go without technology, at least for now.

Security Adviser

Government Must Attract More Cyber-Security Talent (Opinion)

Why aren't more people interested in becoming government cyber-security experts?


Public-Sector Data Centers Adopt Cloud Computing, Shared Services

Utah, Michigan and other states try to reduce costs by sharing services.


How to Procure a Portal, Texas Style (Opinion)

Texas' innovative procurement of an updated state portal.

Straight Talk

CIOs and Vendors: A Complex Relationship (Opinion)

When a vendor calls, do you talk or run for cover?

CTO Strategies

South Africa's Infrastructure Lesson (Opinion)

South Africa's preparation for the 2010 World Cup provides valuable lessons for IT leaders.