As federal budgets enter into a deep freeze while expectations for government services remain high, it's a great time for purpose-driven startups to augment agencies' missions in areas like health IT and energy.
Oracle is working to position itself as a leading cloud service provider to federal government clients tasked with major IT initiatives that include moving to the cloud with tight or declining budgets.
The annual State of the CIO study provides Australian chief information officers with local research on leadership strategies, salary ranges, tenure and business priorities in mid to large organisations. CIOs in organisations with an average of 145 IT staff, supporting 7000 users participated in this year’s study and provided a benchmark for best-practice in IT business management. The study is part of a global research project which allows CIOs to compare their priorities and objectives with those of equivalent organisations in the United States.
I have had fun the past few months traveling the country and sharing my "2011: A Return to a Growth Agenda" stump speech with CIOs and senior IT executives. I've also had the opportunity to talk with many of you in preparation for appearances on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." You've had some interesting things to say about budgetary issues that I'd like to share as many of you are finalizing your 2011 budgets.