December 2010

Federal Health-Care Reform Puts Growing Pressure on Public CIOs

Federal reform means state CIOs must consider replacing legacy Medicaid systems and building health information exchanges.

3 Policy Priorities for Incoming Governors and CIOs

A guide for new administrations on achieving policy priorities through technology innovation.

Minnesota’s Gopal Khanna Looks Back on His Tenure as State’s First CIO

Gopal Khanna reflects on lessons learned as Minnesota’s CIO and how his successors should prepare for what lies ahead.

California Federated Data Center Aims to Save Money, Resources

California hopes its Tier III Federated Data Center will spur consolidation and savings.

How Safe Are Virtual Servers?

How to plug security holes associated with virtual servers.


Delivering On Campaign Promises with Improved Government Services (Opinion)

CIOs need mayors’ and governors’ buy-in, and accountability structure to make transformation happen.

Straight Talk

People, Processes and Politics Can Obstruct Good IT Projects (Opinion)

Technology itself is seldom the problem. Resistance to change sometimes is.

Guest Column

What’s Next for Microsoft, Google and the Rest of IT Industry? (Opinion)

Industry giants and other organizations work hard to reinvent themselves.

CTO Strategies

Governments Struggle to Gain Trust in Online Identity Management (Opinion)

Many challenges remain to establishing digital identities, but state and local governments must act quickly.

Book Review

Book Review: The CIO Edge

7 leadership skills that CIOs need to drive results.