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Wednesday, December 04, 2002
Bloggers Comment on Phil Windley's Resignation

Bloggers from around the world commenting on Phil Windley's resignation:

For those of you who don't speak French (I don't either), here is how Babel Fish translated Sylvain's comments:

"It is definitively a first, a CIO which resigns and posts the details on its notebook... what is sad, it is that this type seemed to do a whole work on the level of information technologies applied to the government, its resignation leaves me thoughtful as for the future of this marriage of NTIC and public affairs. While passing, somebody knows if Quebec with a CIO? With the council of the treasure so that I could include/understand, the DGT or something of the kind?"

There is major upheaval among the state CIO ranks right now.  The CIO of Georgia recently resigned and Richard Varn was let go by the incoming governor of Iowa.  Judith Teller of New Jersey announced her resignation yesterday as well.

5:44:21 PM    
Linux in Government
The Linux Journal is hosting a discussion forum on the use of Linux in government.  I know we are using Linux environments to host several new projects including our new secure enterprise FTP service in ITS.  The University of Utah is supporting a security-enhanced Linux project (Fluke and Flask) in conjunction with NSA.  Look for more in Joe Leary's weblog.
3:18:41 PM    
Product Management Council
The Product Management Council met this morning and had a productive discussion of the current enterprise projects.  Budget concerns have had some restraining effect on their progress.  We will hold a meeting later this month to kick off the business.utah.gov project.  The live chat/response pilot is continuing and we will give product managers access so they can begin to get ideas for how to use it.  Rick Leimbach, the product manager for the Tax Commission gave a nice briefing on how Tax is using metrics to monitor the success of the Renewal Express system including an analysis of how many people begin the process without completing it.  They are also using their metrics to design marketing programs that will increase the utility of their online solutions.  Currently, some agencies are using Webtrends, while there are others who are still not measuring anything.  We will do a presentation on metrics tools and work on an enterprise program to measure adoption rates in the near future.  Management services are part of the web hosting environment that ITS supports.  Utah Interactive provides similar services for the applications that they are hosting.  Here's a presentation given at Fedweb that gets at some of the issues. 
2:50:16 PM    
Wyoming CIO
I met with Bill Campbell, Wyoming's new CIO yesterday.  He has tremendous challenges in front of him and I wish him well.  A quick look at their central IT division's website will give you a feeling for where they're at.  At least they now have a CIO who seems to have a good feeling for where the state needs to go. 
8:09:12 AM    

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