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Smart IT Buying: How US Cities & States Can Save on Costs

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CitySolver
CitySolver  
4/5/2014 1:06:16 PM
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backing
Yes that is true. I think we are at a turning point when it comes to data management. Companies and organisations need support to make these changes even if they are willing and ready to do so. Lets hope that government makes it easier for them very soon.

Jim O'Reilly
Jim O'Reilly  
4/5/2014 12:26:05 PM
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Re: simplify
Small moves make sense, but it's easier if the culture is inclined in the right direction. I had hopes that the "National CIO" would do that, but there isn't much visible evidence yet.

CitySolver
CitySolver  
4/5/2014 9:56:15 AM
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simplify
As the father says in the film 'Contact' - 'Small moves Ellie, Small moves'. We need to simplify. Another quote that sums up my point is Einstein who said Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler'. Its about appropriate response to a clearly complicated issue.

Jim O'Reilly
Jim O'Reilly  
3/31/2014 6:16:08 PM
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Re: COG thinking
Terry,

Cooperation is currently sporadic. It needs to become systematic, both in Federal Government and in the states and cities. The problem is that most politicians don't understand IT and really don't want too. There are too many re-election dollars trying to maintain tha status quo.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
3/31/2014 5:31:29 PM
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COG thinking
IT looks like a really optimal place for regional councils of governnment to get together and share best practices, work out sharing arrangements where possible, and consolidate infrastructure to whatever degree makes sense with each other, state systems, and even the feds. There have to be ways to save money and avoid all the replication.

PeterJ
PeterJ  
3/31/2014 3:49:08 PM
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Re: Cost of IT
Well, I think we've discussed the topic of the evolution of careers on the board before, and that's what I'm hearing now. Part of it is the ability to assimilate along the way, using experience and training in new ways. I fully agree. What I've seen in education over the years is this scenario: There is a shortage of network engineers, so schools target growth in that area, and then the market changes. We go from a deficit to a surplus. Of course no one can correctly time these levels of need, but I see it as a reactive strategy.

PeterJ
PeterJ  
3/31/2014 3:43:59 PM
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Re: Cost of IT
I know many times in the public sector we're cynical of all of those problems. I felt that way until I talked with more friends in the pprivate sector. It happens in beuracracies and in competitive environments.

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
3/31/2014 11:45:06 AM
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Re: Cost of IT
Peter, Ive attended many job fairs within the last two years on behalf of my company. Many applicants are IT. In fact i would say about over 75% of thrm were in IT. The market is saturated with IT Professionals. Not enough jobs for them. Training is badely needed, but we need to weigh what we have with what we actually need when it comes to certain professions. My degree is in IT and i could find a high enough paying job at the time to pay off my student loans. Im now a Systems Engineer in Aerospace...Engineering jobs are in demand at this time.

Amy Rogers Nazarov
Amy Rogers Nazarov  
3/31/2014 9:45:54 AM
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Re: Cost of IT
Davegreat2000 points out the thousands of federal agencies. Where I used to work, at a certain national complex of museums, research bodies and other entities, there was that precise problem contained within one quasi-federal agency. The space museum had a different set of processes than did the American history museum than did the American Indian museum in NY versus its Washington counterpart. Sometimes there was a wonderful and positive outreach effort; sometimes there was a brick wall. If the Smithsonian with 3,000-odd staffers is that silo'd, imagine how fragmented an agency like Justice or Defense is, with employes in the tens of thousands and large investments made over the years in all kinds of legacy systems, systems that folks get deeply attached to...

Jim O'Reilly
Jim O'Reilly  
3/30/2014 10:57:35 PM
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Re: Cost of IT
It's like building a truck fleet but not training the drivers! Dumb!

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