Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Agencies are also using other social media tools, including Slideshare, Facebook, and Issue for online publishing, community building, etc. as an increasingly larger share of Utah's population tune into these services on a daily basis for information. Many Utah agencies have started using weblogs to communicate content that is not easily conveyed in the short 140-character messages allowed on Twitter.
Multimedia content is added to the mix through sites like YouTube. The State's YouTube site features hundreds of useful videos organized into over 15 separate channels.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Public Meeting Notice website was recently updated with a new look and functionality. The website, which was originally released in 2008 and has won a variety of national awards now prominently features the ability to create your own public meeting widget. With hundreds of state and local agencies using the website, these entities can now feature their own meetings on any website with simple embed code that is provided by the widget. The site, which is developed and supported through a partnership between the Utah State Archives, the Department of Technology Services and Utah Interactive, also now uses advanced browse functionality which helps the user easily locate meetings by any specific agency at the city, county, or state level.
Department of Purchasing website. Bids are due to the State on January 18, 2011.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The end of the Data Center Consolidation Project has arrived. It's been eighteen months since the beginning of the project. Many DTS technicians, managers, applica- tion developers, and DBA’s worked long nights and many weekends on the Consolidation Project. Most have passed up vacations and time off to stay dedicated to completing the Consolidation effort. There were certainly ups and downs but amazingly everyone held it together and stayed the course to the end.
An ambitious goal 18 months ago was realized in the final week with the comple- tion of the GenTax servers as well as a few virtualizations that occurred on June 29th. In the end a 100% completion was accomplished.
Read the latest newsletter
Read the latest newsletter
The Strategic Plan for The Department of Technology Services (DTS) outlines our approach to achieving the goals and objectives we have set to optimize IT services for the State of Utah. The primary objective of the Strategic Plan is to establish and maintain a clear alignment of the State’s IT resources to its business needs while ensuring an optimal return on investment.
The Plan outlines the need for a systemic approach to assess continuing IT developments and lists major IT initiatives throughout the enterprise. Furthermore, we are partnering with agencies to assist in achieving business objectives as outlined in the State of Utah Emerging Issues and Strategies document, as well as the IT Plans.
Since the inception of our strategic plan, DTS has been able to achieve many improvements in operations through consolidation and optimization. The recent economic downturn has created many challenges for DTS and our partners across state government. Through our optimization efforts, DTS is positioned well to assist agencies in achieving the demands of providing more services with fewer resources, using automation to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of state programs.