Part Two of Navigating IT in 2024 and Beyond: SDI’s CEO on NASCIO’s State CIO Top Policy and Technology Priorities

By Hardik Bhatt, CEO 

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) unveiled its State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities, identifying top issues facing government. Below is part two of the series, linked here is the first blog of the series.

As the CEO of SDI, I firmly believe that the top priority for state CIOs is cybersecurity. It underscores the critical need for robust defenses against evolving threats. All organizations must strengthen their posture against these threats, utilizing proactive monitoring, threat intelligence, incident response capabilities, and more. At SDI, we provide comprehensive cybersecurity solutions to safeguard all organizations. From pen testing to remediation work, we ensure that our clients are well-equipped to face and mitigate any cybersecurity challenges they may encounter.

In addition to cybersecurity threats, legacy systems pose challenges to efficiency and innovation. Modernizing old, outdated legacy systems with speed is essential because they reduce staff productivity and pose cybersecurity risks. With rapid AI-based solution generative tools, we assist many customers—including state and local governments—in modernizing their technology systems and IT infrastructure. SDI specializes in driving seamless transitions, minimizing disruptions, and maximizing the impact of modern technologies.

From the cloud perspective, the acceleration of cloud adoption is transforming government IT infrastructure. SDI offers scalable, secure, and compliant cloud solutions to aid state and local governments in their quest for modernization and efficiency gains. These two go hand-in-hand—cloud plays a significant role in modernizing legacy systems.

Aligning with NASCIO’S State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities is not just a strategic move—it’s a commitment to shaping the future of technology in government operations. SDI understands the unique challenges state CIOs face and proactively addresses their needs. SDI is a trusted partner that contributes to the technological advancement and innovation of our public sector clients. Contact SDI today to fortify your cybersecurity defenses and streamline legacy system modernization.