by Andrea Di Maio | September 17, 2012 | Comments Off
A few days ago the acting administrator of the US General Services Administration addressed the Senate announcing further consolidation activities for budget, technology and human resource management. In particular
GSA will better manage information technology investment, systems development and maintenance, and increase access to agency data by consolidating all IT personnel, budgets, and systems under the Chief Information Officer
Many government organizations are contemplating greater consolidation as they look at ways to decrease costs and increase productivity. This is happening at all levels and in all regions. I have written about this in the past, highlighting that it may be wiser to consider a better balance between central control and user choice.
For those who will attend the Gartner symposium in Orlando, John Kost and I will challenge each other on stage in a Debate: Cloud and Consolidation in Government — Friend or Foe? (accessible only to pre-registered public sector attendees). I hope it will be both entertaining and informative, as we examine, from different perspectives, the past and the future of shared services and we will look at what extent cloud sourcing will help or hinder their success.
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