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CTG Releases 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 at Albany.

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

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 services.

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