“Disruptive technology”

Ed Toner, Nebraska CIO

God, I hate that. States are the worst about this. They talk about disruptive technology and they forget about all those fundamental things that run their business. If I wasted my time on disruptive technology instead of making sure that I was doing all the basics extremely well, then I’m wasting the taxpayers’ money. It’s like every football coach I ever had said: “Great teams do ordinary things very, very well.” What am I trying to disrupt, anyway?

This article is part of StateScoop and EdScoop’s special report on digital transformation.

Colin Wood

Written by Colin Wood

Colin Wood is the editor in chief of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for more than a decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT governance and public safety.

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