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What Will CIO Priorities Look Like in 2015?

State CIOs voted on their top priorities for the coming year, reflecting little change from the past few years.

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released on Oct. 30 a list of the top ten priorities for CIOs in 2015. Security, cloud services and consolidation topped the list for the third year in a row.
"These three priorities, along with budget and cost control, have made top ten ranking every year since 2009,” said Stu Davis, NASCIO president and Ohio chief information officer, in a press release. “In the coming year, NASCIO will work collaboratively to address these priorities."
NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson pointed out that data management is a new component of the CIO’s responsibilities. “State CIOs understand the real challenges of data governance and the need for more discipline around the management of state data assets,” Robinson said. “In alignment with these results, we'll certainly have a focus on enterprise data management this year."
The list is a reflection of voting by state CIOs.
State CIO Priorities for 2015:
  1. Security
  2. Cloud Services
  3. Consolidation/Optimization
  4. Broadband/Wireless Connectivity
  5. Budget and Cost Control
  6. Human Resources/Talent Management
  7. Strategic IT Planning
  8. Mobile Services/Mobility/Enterprise Management
  9. Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
  10. Customer Relationship Management
Colin wrote for Government Technology and Emergency Management from 2010 through most of 2016.