State of the Digital Union

State of the Digital Union Presentation by Doug Robinson~ Executive Director of the NASCIO

There is a full house for the opening session of the 2012 Best Practices Exchange here in Annapolis. Representation has come from archives, libraries and information offices all over the country and a few from over sea. Doug Robinson is the Executive Director of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. He is delivering a well informed paper titled State of the Digital Union: Balancing Legacy and Innovation.

Some of the issues mentioned by Mr. Robinson include: technology environments; attracting and retaining professionals; state CIO priorities; disaster planning and recovery; cyber security; hacktivism; tech trends; budgets; cloud computing and adoption; social media; digital archiving; IT consolidation; content management; wireless subscribers; data traffic; smartphone users; and text messaging.

I am a little worried about seeing archives and document management as number 10 on his “priority list,” but at least he has it on the list! Here is his priority list at a glance.

1~ cloud computing
2~ mobile workforce technologies
3~ virtualization
4~ legacy applications
5~ identity and access management
6~ enterprise resource planning
7~ security enhancement
8~ networking
9~ business intelligence and analytics
10~ archives

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One Comment on “State of the Digital Union”


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