The CIO’s role must evolve as technology becomes increasingly important in government. Not all CIOs or government officials, however, are adjusting. Government CIOs and IT directors need to know which technological trends to monitor and how to manage how these trends affect plans and operations. Otherwise, they risk compromising governmental services and their ability to carry out long-term missions. In a moment of global unrest and chances to define the future generation of digital government, this whitepaper assists government CIOs and IT leaders in identifying essential strategic technological trends.
A growing number of government organizations are investing in digital programs in 2023. “Government IT budgets are being spent to replace legacy applications,” said Kaushik. According to Gartner’s 2023 CIO and Technology Executive Survey, 57% of government CIOs plan to increase funding for application modernization in 2023, up from 42% in 2022.
The organization will also ensure its digital projects endure mission impact this year. Many government agencies are already implementing a digital metric directly related to their organization’s public purpose or mission. Gartner predicts that over 75% of governments will measure their digital transformation success by measuring enduring mission impact by 2026.