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"Do Something Great!" for Citizens: Why Application Modernization is 2022 Imperative for State Governments

November 15, 2022 | 1:00 PM2:00 PM

Herb Thompson, SLED Strategist, VMware and Former Deputy State CIO & Lauren Gilchrist, Director of Public Sector, VMware
Nov 15 2022
1:00 pm

A new study from VMWare and NASCIO shows that successful IT programs are leveraging new and emerging advancements and concludes with a bold action list that can set a state government up for success.

To provide efficient and effective outcomes, citizen expectations have never been higher for digital services. As such, government organizations are responding with digital transformation initiatives. This study is critical because it provides valuable insights into how states are developing strategy better serve their citizens by modernizing their applications.

The study found that there are three imperatives pivotal to driving an application modernization strategy:

- Determine Your Risk
- Upskill/Reskill
- Agile Program Support

By establishing a clear business case for change, government organizations can more promptly gain buy-in from key stakeholders. Furthermore, creating an inventory of current applications enables organizations to take stock of what they have and identify gaps. Once these steps have been taken, it becomes possible to eliminate technical debt and implement an Agile delivery process. The end result will be a faster, more efficient, and more effective state government that is better equipped to serve its citizens.

We’ll also review Do Something Great!” State Application Modernization Program Team Plays:
- Own Your Journey – enabling your partners and teams
- Quick Wins – developing inventories and methodologies for your team
- Agile Procurement – aligning funding and technology


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