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Gartner Symposium: Should Government CIOs Strive for Consolidation?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 17, 2012  |  Comments Off on Gartner Symposium: Should Government CIOs Strive for Consolidation?

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.

Category: cloud  it-management  shared-services-in-government  

Tags: consolidation  gsa  

Andrea Di Maio
Managing VP
15 years at Gartner
28 years IT industry

Andrea Di Maio is a managing vice president for public sector in Gartner Research, covering government and education. His personal research focus is on digital government strategies strategies, Web 2.0, open government, cloud computing, the business value of IT, smart cities, and the impact of technology on the future of government Read Full Bio

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