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Delaware's CIO isn't giving up on his data analytics vision
Sometimes projects run into roadblocks. Delaware CIO James Collins says the keys to advancing are diligence and persistence.
NYC data office looks to evolve past 'startup mentality'
The city's Mayors Office of Data Analytics is now a permanent agency. Now, its officials are moving ad hoc processes into advanced analytics strategies.
Why NASTD's mainframe survey warrants a closer look
This summer, the National Association of State Technology Directors released survey results indicating a rather bleak future for the mainframe in state government IT. News coverage seemed to imply that state IT teams couldn’t migrate off the platform fast enough. But before IT leaders consider this as just the latest validation to abandon their mainframes, they’d be well advised to take a closer look. The survey does make valid points — for example, a…
Virginia signs Unisys for $242 million data center contract
The Virginia Information Technologies Agency announced Wednesday it has awarded a six-year $242.4 million contract to Unisys to manage its server, storage and data center services. The contract joins five others already signed by the state and other vendors as part of its new services model that allows a variety of shorter contracts from different suppliers, rather than the single IT contract the state has held with Northrop Grumman since…
How Denver integrates automation into HR processes
The City and County of Denver is on its way to becoming more efficient after streamlining its workflows and its heavily customized HR system. Shortly after going live with the Workday Human Capital Management software, Denver’s employees reduced their time spent verifying HR and compliance issues and could focus more attention on serving their constituents. In a recently published case study from Workday, Karen Niparko, executive director of HR, and Chris Longshore,…
How Louisiana saved $70 million with IT consolidation efforts
The state of Louisiana recently organized an office consolidation and IT modernization project that has so far achieved $70 million in cost savings. The state brought together all of its IT departments from across 20 executive branches. Under this new structure, it has been able to consolidate legacy systems, work toward IT modernization and cut costs by using a shared services model. A new report published by Splunk shows how…
How one Virginia county benefited by moving data to the cloud
Fairfax County benefits from improved operational intelligence and cost savings from a reduced data center footprint, a new report says.
How to strengthen security seamlessly with cloud
State and local government agencies are turning to cloud to streamline and strengthen their organizations' cybersecurity efforts.
How to improve collaboration between developers and security teams
DevOps is quickly becoming the default development methodology for government agencies. Forty-two percent of states are now adopting DevOps and another 37 percent of states have DevOps pilots underway, according to the latest survey of state CIOs from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. The benefits of DevOps are undeniable, but the current model may be creating security blind spots in applications that could have ramifications for the…