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Information Technology and Management

Information Technology and Management

NAVIGATING IT PROCUREMENT

LegisBriefState IT procurement includes products and services such as mainframes, software, email systems and smart phones. New technology trends—such as the growth of cloud computing, where users license software hosted by a third party in a remote location—can challenge procurement departments that are not used to purchasing on-demand services. Read about state actions to create a more flexible and efficient process.

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LEVERAGING IT INVESTMENTS

New technologies provide a range of opportunities for governments to strengthen services to citizens and improve operations. This project will explore ways to enhance decision-making and customer service based on business intelligence and effective data management, strengthen IT procurement, implement advancements in securing government data and systems, and improve IT governance and management.

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BIG DATA=BIG BENEFITS

Big data--collections of data so vast that the time and effort required to manage and sort through them make traditional approaches of analysis infeasible--can mean big benefits. Although the term “big data” sounds vaguely sinister—like a relative of Big Brother or Big Government—it’s an unfair rap. At least in the case of state governments, big data is being used to increase public safety, uncover fraud, save money, create efficiencies, and improve health and human services, among other things.

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SAVINGS FROM TECHNOLOGY

moneyIn June 2014 state legislators and legislative staff visited SAS headquarters in Cary, NC to learn about a range of opportunities for governments to strengthen services to citizens, improve efficiency and security, and fight fraud and abuse. See the meeting summary and view the session videos to learn about programs that improve government decision making and deliver cost savings and/or revenue return for states. 

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OVERVIEW | INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

Changing technologies continually raise new issues for government to address, through legislation, technology policies, business practices and information management. New technologies can increase government effectiveness and efficiency, but also carry risks and require sound management practices and policies.

 

 

 
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