You'd think state CIOs who create more efficient, cost effective and citizen friendly IT would be immune from politics. A CIO who's successfully moved creaky state systems to the cloud would be golden, right?
Think again. After all, politics are politics and state CIOs serve at the pleasure of governors. Ten new ones were elected Tuesday and there there were 36 gubernatorial races nationally. Many were tight including the one in my state (Massachusets) were very tight.