Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Utah's Top Ten Tech Accomplishments / Events in 2005

Usually, about this time of year, I post my top 10 list related to IT accomplishments / events in Utah state government. Here's my list for 2005:
  1. Utah State Legislature passes HB109 to consolidate all IT resources in the state. (March)
  2. Governor Jon Huntsman selects Stephen Fletcher (CIO of the U.S. Department of Education) as the new Utah CIO. (May)
  3. Utah is awarded first place by Brown University in e-government. (September)
  4. 1,000,000 vehicle license renewals completed online. (August 1st)
  5. State Construction Registry completed. (March)
  6. Utah Legislature website is recognized as the top legislature website in the country by NCSL.
  7. Salt Lake City and Ogden place in the top 10 in the Digital Cities rating. Utah County is selected among the top 10 in Digital Counties.
  8. State of Utah completes an overall assessment of IT resources and architecture in preparation for statewide consolidation. (June)
  9. 73 stations added to Utah's new On-the-Spot vehicle registration service following its launch in the Summer of 2005.
  10. Network reliability and redundance enhancements. ITS worked closely with UEN to enhance the overal performance of the State's network. An additional path to the internet through St. George was added and a 2.5 Gb connection between the Salt Lake and Richfield data centers was completed.
Last year's top 10

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