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IDC PeerScape: Practices for Successful Smart State Transformation

IDC PeerScape: Practices for Successful Smart State Transformation

This IDC study looks at a number of states in the United States that have started down the path to becoming Smart States. This study also provides states looking to embark on similar journeys with the key success factors to implementation."Smart States appoint tech-savvy community catalysts to lead the charge, engage and support rural and urban communities, retrain their existing workforce, and remove procedural roadblocks so that innovation can take root," said Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, vice president, Government Insights and Smart Cities.

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Practice 1: Appoint a Tech-Savvy, Community Catalyst to Design and Implement a Funded Smart State Short- and Long-Term Digital Transformation Strategy
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Practice 2: Engage and Support Urban and Rural Communities with a Smart State Challenge Grant to Push Specific Priorities
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Practice 3: Train and Educate Existing Staff on Needed Business and IT Skills and Develop a Plan for the Future Workforce
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Practice 4: Analyze Procurement Policies/Processes to Identify Roadblocks That Would Slow or Inhibit Smart State Initiatives
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