It is an exciting time to be serving the great state of North Dakota. While our state continues to be recognized by national publications as a great place to live, work and do business, Team ND also has the opportunity to help position the state for future success – in how we harness technology to meet the needs of our citizens today, and for future generations.
While we have made great strides over the past year, our greatest achievement isn't any singular milestone or project, but the herculean daily efforts by all of our IT professionals to support 250,000 network users, and maintain the systems, software and security that enables everyone in state government and our educational system to do their jobs more efficiently.
And we are doing much more than serving in a support capacity: we are being asked to help lead the state’s efforts to reinvent government, to provide policy expertise and to help agencies do business in new ways – to ask “how might we?" by identifying emerging technologies and best practices that can help us lead the nation as a world-class service provider and innovator.
Examples of the groundwork laid for these efforts include:
These are just a few of the transformative efforts our IT Shared Service team members have helped make possible this past year, and we will continue to implement ideas and solutions that demonstrate our commitment to Empowering People, Improving Lives and Inspiring Success. My hope is that you’ll find this updated annual report format more user-friendly and adaptable as we continue to expand and refine it to best communicate our efforts.
Thank you for your support of our mission and for helping create a future where we work collaboratively to best serve our citizens and our business partners.