IT Strategy and Investment Management

Government agencies in Ohio have engaged in formalized IT investment planning for more than two decades. The IT Strategy and Investment Management program area administers Ohio’s IT strategic investment planning program. In addition, this program requires state agencies to establish and maintain a biennial IT investment plan.

The benefit to agencies and the citizens of Ohio is undeniable. Over time, the IT Strategy and Investment Management program area has evolved into an integrated planning environment that:

  • Provides oversight, instruction and guidance to state agencies in the development of their biennial IT plans.
  • Supports the optimization of IT investments and IT assets through agency collaborations, leveraging technology solutions and identifying opportunities for enhanced business processes and the consolidation of technology solutions.
  • Allows an agency to establish application lifecycles and projects for budgeting purposes.
  • Facilitates an agency's identification and justification of planned IT projects that will support the business needs of the agency.
  • Provides evaluation and analysis support to agencies in the execution of IT procurements facilitated through the state of Ohio Release and Permit application.

The statewide IT Strategy and Investment Management program area serves as a gateway for the involvement and collaboration of both business executives and IT executives in the planning process and promotes the alignment of planned biennial IT expenditures to IT budget requests.    
IT Strategy and Investment Management Information Center 

Below are links to Ohio enterprise planning resources that will assist agencies with providing their portfolio information in the Decision Lens tool. This information is used in the Enterprise Planning Portfolio process to inform and drive strategic planning. The tool enables agencies to prioritize initiatives, based on a predefined set of criteria, to support critical enterprise and agency decision making. The information in Decision Lens will assist the state in managing technology investments and ensuring strategic alignment with enterprise direction.