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.
Here's a different kind of CIO question: what five words describe the ideal IT culture? That's both our CIO Question at the Enterprise CIO Forum and the topic for our #CIOchat this week... 2-3 p.m. ET Thursday.
The question came to me when I saw the following Tweet from #CIOchat regular and CIO Will Lassalle (@wlassalle). Also, please click here to comment on our CIO Question where you can go on at length to get around Twitter's enforced brevity.
is it to transition 350 of a planned 1,000+ employees to an efficient, agile,
responsive, secure, mobile, recoverable virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)? One that can be customized for individual end
users, and managed centrally by a state government agency with limited
financial and labor resources?