BASELINE | MARCH/APRIL 2010 | ISSUE 103
TECH IN THE CITY
Carole Post, the CIO of New York City, has one of the most
demanding IT jobs in the world. When she began this position in January, Post was given the monumental task of
developing a 30-day report that would be the foundation
of an IT road map during Mayor Bloomberg’s third term.
The report is done, and now the really hard part starts:
34 | IT INVESTMENTS
RECONCILING IT SPEND WITH C-SUITE EXPECTATIONS
Almost every enterprise is looking for ways to optimize the
value delivered by its IT spend. The key is to reconcile IT
investments with the business value they help generate.
36 | BUSINESS CONTINUITY
DISASTER-PROOFING IT AFTER KATRINA
After Hurricane Katrina destroyed numerous court documents,
Gulfport Municipal Court streamlined its infrastructure, invested
in digital imaging and integrated three databases.
28 | CLOUD COMPUTING
COVER PHOTO BY ALAN BLAUSTEIN
CLOUDY SKIES: PUBLIC VERSUS PRIVATE OPTION
STILL UP IN THE AIR
Business and technology managers may be uncertain about
the differences between public and private clouds, but they
need to get up to speed very quickly because the demand for
cloud computing is increasing at a fast clip. Worldwide cloud
services revenue is expected to reach $44.2 billion in 2013,
up from $17.4 billion last year, according to IDC.
38 | VERTICAL VIEW
A HEALTHY TECH FUTURE
Health care providers are turning to a variety of technologies
and processes to improve medical care and trim costs. The
initiatives include electronic medical records, virtualization,
mobility, analytics and telemedicine. And there’s a continuing
emphasis on managing compliance and privacy issues.
1. The QUANTIFIABLE GOALS—and schedule for achieving them—that
a company establishes when it undertakes an information technology
initiative. 2. THE STANDARD or expected LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE
associated with a given TECHNOLOGY initiative.