IT Procurement

Tech Next: Leasing vs. Owning Hardware and Software

To Buy or to Lease? That is the question NASPO is exploring in our newest edition of the Tech Next series! In this publication, we explore the options available when it comes to leasing or buying hardware and software, discuss the benefits and challenges that come with both methods of IT procurement, and provide additional

NASPO Partners with NASCIO to Release a Joint Roadmap for State IT Procurement Reform

NASPO and NASCIO are proud to release a joint roadmap for state information technology (IT) procurement reform and process transformation! This publication includes 18 joint recommendations for IT procurement in the following categories: relationship building, procurement processes, centralization, and legislation & policy. The paper also includes key takeaways from the survey of CPOs and CIOs

Tech Next: Internet of Things

Are you prepared to procure the future? NASPO takes a dive into the Internet of Things (IoT) in this edition of the Tech Next Series. Read about the ways IoT can be used in the public sector, how Illinois has ventured into the IoT-specific RFP process, and a checklist of considerations pertinent to the procurement

Navigating the IT Procurement Landscape

In continuing their shared interests in working together to improve IT procurement, NASPO and NASCIO have developed an action plan for navigating the ever-changing terrain shaping state procurement efforts and information technology updates. The action plan addresses several key areas of state government common to both specialties, including governance and organizational structure; teaming and roles;

Procurement Reform Guide

The Procurement Reform Guide highlights recent state procurement reform efforts and attempts to create a framework for defining some of the key concepts and drivers for change. This online guide is just a first step in a collective effort to understand procurement reform and reengineering. A few final questions for state central procurement officials have

The Value of eProcurement/ERP Systems. Case Studies

Rolling out major ERP and e Procurement systems has been a key element of state procurement reform initiatives implemented by states over the past decade. NASPO members recognize the prevalence of eProcurement/ERP Solutions and the clear return on investment from automating state procurement. Implementing eProcurement/ERP systems is one of the top five priorities for NASPO

2016 IT Procurement Reform Solutions

Research supported best practices designed to help state officials who are considering procurement reform As information technology (IT) purchases are among the largest and fastest-growing budget items for many states, the National Association of State Procurement Officials calls for a collaborative effort to focus on reforming IT procurement. Procurement reform is identified by NASPO members

Has State Government Moved to the Cloud?

An infographic on State Practices for Cloud Implementation NASPO collected information from states through the Cloud Services Survey. This Cloud Infographic offers a snapshot of the key data points from the survey, including existing practices, contracting models that are currently used, challenges and solutions for a successful implementation of cloud solutions and many more. Download

ERP and eProcurement Systems

The paper highlights state practices, key elements and functionalities of existing state ERP and eProcurement systems, and types of funding for eProcurement solutions. Also included in this publication are pros and cons of the ERP integration and the value of eProcurement systems, states’ experiences and lessons learned from implementations of eProcurement solutions, their functionality, metrics,

Negotiating IP on the Way to the Win-Win: NASCIO’s Intellectual Property Recommendations

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