Slow internet, poor preparation plague local governments amid pandemic
Local government IT leaders say they're facing a raft of issues as they work remotely, which they expect to continue managing for many months more.
Despite old mainframe, Oklahoma's unemployment system holding up
Oklahoma officials said they didn't have time to replace the 1980s-era mainframe that its unemployment system relies on, but they were able to layer in cloud-based software to streamline claims approvals.
Indiana's case workers use VR to make sure they'll like the job first
Kevin Jones, the chief information officer at the Indiana Department of Child Services, said the tool reduced case worker turnover by 18 percent.
States are warming up to new technologies during pandemic, CIOs say
As state agencies face urgent needs during their responses to COVID-19, IT leaders see an opportunity to evangelize for their trade.
Universities stormed by technical, cultural challenges during pandemic
The rapid changes have made higher education administrators reactive, but it's time to start thinking strategically again, speakers said during an online conference Thursday.
OSU offers virtual gardening, chicken brooding classes during lockdown
Anyone in the Columbus area can sign up for online courses on how to grow an herb garden or start raising chickens.