IT in the Public Service
Both public health and public utilities around the world take a starring role in the table of contents of the January 2012 CIO Digest, Symantec’s quarterly magazine for IT decision makers. Looking first at healthcare, this issue includes articles about IT leaders at New Jersey’s Barnabas Heath and Italy’s National Cancer institute on how they are both responding to rapid changes in public and government expectations of IT delivery value and wielding information to advance their institutions’ missions.
On the public utilities side, technology officers at Missouri’s LaClede Gas and Thailand’s AIS wireless server provider talk about the importance of advanced IT in keeping the lights on in the Midwest, and its importance in keeping wireless phone subscribers loyal even while they demand constant novelty and change in the services they consume.
The issue also contains articles on IT decision-making best practices, calculating the value of green/sustainable IT, and staying ahead of the mobile device security curve.
At this point, there’s not much more to say except to offer a personal invitation to read the magazine. As always, we welcome reader comments and suggestions for future articles.