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Beyond The Envelope: The True “Sharing” of Services

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State government uses and manages technology.  Local governments do the same.   Government entities in every state share similarities when it comes to providing services to the citizens, so why aren’t more of these services shared across all levels of government?  With states, cities, counties, townships, universities, and schools all looking to provide similar services, the time has come for the true “sharing” of those services.   It’s true not just for technology, but for other services too, such as purchasing, facility management, and other administrative functions.  If this paradigm works with the state and local government, what about private business groups with shared interests, doing something similar? Could this work?


Kenneth D. Theis, CIO and Director, The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB)

As the CIO for the State of Michigan and Director for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB), Mr. Theis heads an agency of nearly 2,500 employees providing quality, cost-effective business services through a f... More   View all posts

Thom Rubel, Vice President of Research, Government Insights, IDC

Thom Rubel is responsible for spearheading all research targeted to decision-makers within government organizations and maintains direct responsibility for managing IDC Government Insights’ global research agenda. He draws on more than 20... More   View all posts
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