Part Two of Smart IT Guidebook
New tools help improve
IT investment choices
Contact: Michael Parker (518) 437-4980
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 4, 2004) -- Today's government
IT project leaders need to answer many questions
to get funding and support for their projects.
Ways to gather and analyze the information needed
to answer those questions is the focus of a newly
updated publication released by the Center for
Technology in Government (CTG) at the University
With the release of Part Two of CTG's Making
Smart IT Choices: Understanding Value and Risk
in Government IT Investments, CIOs and project
managers have access to an array of skills, techniques,
and tools useful for getting the information needed
to make sound technology investment decisions.
"With competition for IT funding at an all-time
high, doing a thorough up-front analysis of potential
IT projects is more important than ever,"
said Center Director Sharon Dawes. "Smart
IT's tools section provides specific methods that
can add crucial information to both large and
small IT investment decisions."
The Smart IT guidebook is CTG's time-tested methodology
for embarking on IT projects. It provides an all
around resource for leaders of new e-government
(IT) projects. Making Smart IT Choices is part
of a series of CTG resources available at www.ctg.albany.edu/publications.
The Center for Technology
in Government is an applied research center devoted
to improving government and public services through
policy, management, and technology innovation.
The Center, located at the University at Albany,
works with government to develop well-informed
information strategies that foster innovation
and enhances the quality and coordination of public