12 takeaways from CIOs on the rapid move to remote work

The coronavirus pandemic required leaders from state and local government, as well as higher education, to move to telework quick. Here’s what they’ve learned.

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Government’s information technology leaders have been talking about expanding telework for years, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the move in a matter of days.

Stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures enforced last March forced thousands of government employees to continue working from home as the deadly pandemic spread. Now, as surges of demand on government IT organizations have begun to fade and officials have started to look ahead, it appears the move to remote work might be here to stay.

In a roundtable conversation with more than a dozen Texas CIOs from the state, local and education sectors, they shared how the move to telework happened in their organizations, what they learned and how those insights will inform their decisions going forward.