Innovative state agencies replicate commercial sector gains in cloud migration journey
Cloud experts discuss innovation, small wins and better partnerships following a report on state agencies’ progress in moving to the cloud.
Workforce skills gap slowing cloud readiness for mission critical services
If government wants to focus next steps to the cloud for its mission critical services, it will need help provisioning virtual data centers, cloud specialists say.
How to reduce IT friction and better serve first responders
For police, fire and other emergency management personnel, IT and communications systems need to work fast, be interoperable and free of IT friction. The most urgent IT needs facing public safety officials today include streamlining data access, increasing productivity of the workforce and improving access and connectivity for first responders, according to state and local officials in a new report. Produced by StateScoop and underwritten by VMware, the report profiles…
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 to strengthen security seamlessly with cloud
State and local government agencies are turning to cloud to streamline and strengthen their organizations' cybersecurity efforts.
Washington train derailment prompts record-breaking number of remote state workers
There is no silver lining to a deadly train derailment, but for Washington state government’s technology department, such an incident proved it had a technological capacity to handle much higher levels of remote workers. After an Amtrak train derailed on Monday, killing three passengers, sending about 100 more to the hospital, and shutting down access to Interstate 5, Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech) — the state’s technology services office — reported more than 3,000 active users on Washington’s virtual private network (VPN) the following day. With…