February 2010

All Eyes Are on Los Angeles as City Deploys Cloud-Based E-Mail

CTO Randi Levin discusses city's adoption of Google Gmail and other hosted services.

Tackling Public-Sector IT Fraud

Five ways CIOs can prevent and control government IT fraud.

U.S. Health-Care System Upgrade Represents One of the Biggest Modernization Efforts in Industry History

In massive IT transition, states have less than four years to upgrade disease diagnosis code sets.

Health-Care Reform, Stimulus Funds Will Benefit Health IT

Electronic health records, streamlined processes should result.

Global Chief Information Officer Study by IBM Spotlights Budget Concerns, Service Delivery

CIOs should also focus on better data governance, IT investment.


An Economic Argument for Cloud Computing

The government is about to open up vast data stores for public consumption. It should be done in the cloud, says one industry expert.

Security Adviser

Is the Policy Window on Cyber-Security Closing? (Opinion)

Despite appointment of a federal cyber-coordinator, have we lost momentum on achieving cyber-security initiatives?


Parting Words from Public CIO Editor

After seven years with Public CIO, Tod Newcombe moves on to edit Governing magazine

Straight Talk

CIOs: Do You Have a Strategy to Remain Relevant? (Opinion)

Even public CIOs aren't immune to downsizing and layoffs.


Can Other States Learn from Michigan Agency Consolidations? (Opinion)

Gov. Jennifer Granholm to reduce 18 state departments to eight.

CTO Strategies

Ready for Your Budget Emergency? (Opinion)

Emergency management's scenario-based planning is for budgets too.