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October 2012

September's IT Directional Meeting Recap

The Information Technology Department (ITD) sponsors quarterly IT Directional Meeting to share IT-related activities with customers. This event was held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Please feel free to view the presentation: 

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The Information Technology Department (ITD) sponsors quarterly IT Directional Meeting to share IT-related activities with customers. This event was held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Please feel free to view the presentation: 

Slides

Video

    Agenda

  • 2013-15 IT Proposed Legislation Update (Mike Ressler)
  • Annual Customer Survey Results (Gary Vetter)
  • New ConnectND Modules (Gary Vetter)
  • Ongoing GIS Initiatives (Gary Vetter)
  • IT Planning Process (Gary Vetter)
  • New Program Managers (Gary Vetter)
  • Upcoming User Group Meetings (Gary Vetter)
  • Recognition Awards (Gary Vetter)
  • Twitter (Gary Vetter)
  • Quality Assurance Update (Doran Eberle)
  • Mobility/Mobile Development (Doran Eberle)
  • Product Upgrades (Doran Eberle)
  • Mobile Device Management (Duane Schell)
  • Recap on Network Backbone Upgrade (Duane Schell)
  • Voice over IP (VoIP) Project Update (Duane Schell)
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) & Application Virtualization (Dean Glatt)
  • Mainframe z/OS upgrade (Dean Glatt)
  • Security Update (Dan Sipes)
  • Temporary Service Rate Reductions (Dan Sipes)
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SITAC Large Project Ranking

The State Information Technology Advisory Committee (SITAC) has completed the Large Project rankings for the 2013-2015 biennium. The results of the SITAC Large Project Ranking have been posted on ITD’s website. 

The State Information Technology Advisory Committee (SITAC) has completed the Large Project rankings for the 2013-2015 biennium. The results of the SITAC Large Project Ranking have been posted on ITD’s website. These results are communicated to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Legislature as input to the appropriation process.

 

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Cyber Security: What You Should Know to Stay Safe Online

October 11, 2012 - 1:00pm
Location: Webcast

ITD extends an invitation for you to attend "Cyber Security: What You Should Know to Stay Safe Online," a webcast that provides useful guidance to the non-technical user on the necessary steps to protect themselves and their computers from cyber attacks, hosted by Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

ITD extends an invitation for you to attend "Cyber Security: What You Should Know to Stay Safe Online," a webcast that provides useful guidance to the non-technical user on the necessary steps to protect themselves and their computers from cyber attacks, hosted by Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

Presenter
Bobbie Stempfley, Deputy Assistant Scretary
United States Department of Homeland Security
Featured Presenter
Ron Woerner, CISSP
Professor & Director, CyberSecurity Studies
College of Science & Technology
Bellevue University
Registration Information
Free Webcast
This session will feature an interactive Powerpoint presentation accompanied by audio

 

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OnDemand Upgrade Project

Information Technology Department (ITD) will be phasing out Dispatch on September 16, 2012. This is part of the z/OS upgrade process for the mainframe system and the OnDemand upgrade project.

Information Technology Department (ITD) will be phasing out Dispatch on September 16, 2012. This is part of the z/OS upgrade process for the mainframe system and the OnDemand upgrade project. ITD has spent the past few months migrating all Dispatch related Job Control Language units (or JCLs) and reports to OnDemand, which will now be the sole mainframe reporting system. All Dispatch reports that were part of the OnDemand project’s migration phase will be available using OnDemand after the September 16, 2012 upgrade.

Please contact the Service Desk if you have any questions.

 

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Large Project Oversight Report

ITD has published its Large Project Oversight Report for the 2nd quarter of 2012. It was sent, along with a Cover Letter, to the Legislative IT Committee and Legislative Council.

ITD has published its Large Project Oversight Report for the 2nd quarter of 2012. It was sent, along with a Cover Letter, to the Legislative IT Committee and Legislative Council.

Legislative Assembly - LEGEND Receives National Recognition

The Awards Committee of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recently recognized Legislative Assembly's LEGEND project as one of the 30 finalists in the Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnership category. 

The Awards Committee of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recently recognized Legislative Assembly's LEGEND project as one of the 30 finalists in the Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnership category. 

This is the 24th consecutive year that NASCIO has honored outstanding information technology achievements in the public sector through its Recognition Awards. Emphasis is placed on recognizing information technology initiatives which exemplify best practices, support the public policy goals of state leaders, assist government officials in innovatively executing their duties, and provide cost-effective service to citizens.

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Adobe Software State Contract #263

Starting on August 8, 2012, State Contract #263 will lapse. Procurement is in the process of securing bids for an authorized reseller and anticipates by October 1, 2012 the new State Contract will be in place.

Starting on August 8, 2012, State Contract #263 will lapse. Procurement is in the process of securing bids for an authorized reseller and anticipates by October 1, 2012 the new State Contract will be in place.

In the meantime, agencies can renew their maintenance plan by:

  • Contacting their current vendor, Carahsoft (before August 8, 2012). They will place your renewal in a pending status and process the request after August 8, 2012. 
  • Contacting Dave Ray with Adobe at (571) 765-5434 by September 1, 2012 to complete the renewal process. It is critical that you complete the renewal process by September, in particular, as it is anticipated that a new version of Acrobat will be released sometime this fall.  This will ensure that you don’t become ineligible for the product upgrade.  Since there won’t be a State Contract during this period and your renewal cost is greater than $2,500, but under $25,000 you will need to secure 3 quotes from the resellers provided by Adobe.

If agencies need to purchase an Adobe Software product during the the lapse period, they can easily conduct a small purchase procurement. Remember, the level of competition is dependent upon the total amount of your purchase. You can select a reseller from the Adobe Authorized List or contact the current vendor for a price quote.

If you have any questions regarding this lapse in contract period, please contact Procurement Officer, Tricia Opp at (701) 328-1721. 

 

 

 

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