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May
23
2017

Montana CIO Ron Baldwin Outlines His Mainframe Exit Strategy

The changing nature of the workforce is one factor pushing CIOs to evaluate their portfolio. By Noelle Knell, GovTech Editor / May 12, 2017

Managing technology assets for an entire state is a complex endeavor. As part of the strategic planning process, CIOs must constantly weigh resources against business needs throughout the enterprise. Over the past few years, many CIOs have cited concerns over the expense of maintaining legacy technologies like the mainframe.

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May
23
2017

Millions in Savings Expected from Montana Consolidation Effort

CIO Ron Baldwin talks about what he expects to gain from an executive branch consolidation now underway. By Noelle Knell, GovTech Editor / May 9, 2017

At the NASCIO Midyear conference in Virginia last month, we talked to many state CIOs who echoed the importance of the priorities that make up the organization's top 10 list for 2017. It's a set of priorities that align closely with those gathered by the Center for Digital Government's* 2016 Digital States survey. Both lists rank cybersecurity as job No. 1, with high marks for cloud, as well as budget and cost control.  

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Apr
8
2016

CRM Role Changes and Contact Information

SITSD has recently moved its Customer Relationship Managers to a new role within SITSD under the technical Bureau Chiefs. Effective April 4, 2016 the Customer Relations Managers (CRMs), now referred to as Business Analysts, will begin reporting directly to the technology service providers (SITSD Bureau Chiefs). The SITSD Bureau Chiefs will individually and collectively be taking a direct and formal role in communicating with our customers as they design and develop solutions that meet the needs of our customers. The Business Analysts will support that effort under the direction of...

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Mar
1
2016

2016 State of Montana IT Strategic Plan

The State's Information Technology Strategic Plan serves as the voice of the Montana Information Technology Act (MITA), 2-17-523 MCA, and documents the strategies of the State Chief Information Officer (CIO). The plan is reviewed every two years to reflect new state IT goals and objectives. It provides a framework and guidance for the development of individual state agency IT plans. The new plan is now available. View it HERE.

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Feb
11
2016

Adobe Enterprise Term Licensing Agreement

At the end of November, the Department of Administration entered into an enterprise agreement with Adobe® to allow State agencies unlimited access to Adobe's suite of desktop products. Adobe's Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA) is a three year term license agreement designed specifically for governments and large enterprises.  The ETLA forgoes a traditional software licensing model in favor of a model allowing unlimited installations with no annual license true-up. Under the ETLA, users are entitled to the most current versions of products, including maintenance...

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