Technology Services Board Public Meeting to be Held on June 30, 2010

State Technology Update - June 28, 2010

The Technology Services Board (TSB) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at 10 a.m., at the Byron Sher Auditorium of the Environmental Protection Agency, at 1001 I Street, in Sacramento. The meeting will be Webcast live and may be accessed from the “What’s New” page of the Office of Technology Services' (OTech) Web site at: http://www.otech.ca.gov/.

The TSB will address issues relating to OTech and its state and local agency customers. Public participation, comments and questions will be welcome for each agenda item. The agenda is available online at: http://www.otech.ca.gov/tsb/tsb.asp.

Among the agenda items is a new rate package related to network managed services; specifically, the California Government Enterprise Network as outlined in Governor Schwarzenegger’s Executive Order S-03-10.  Once fully implemented in 2011, network consolidation will save the state more than $6.7 million annually.

The TSB will also receive an update on the Cannery Move Project that will reduce OTech’s raised floor data center space by 75,000 square feet, meeting the Governor’s goal of reducing data center square footage currently utilized by state agencies by 25 percent by July 2010. 

Governor Schwarzenegger issued Executive Order S-03-10 on February 9, 2010 to minimize overlap, redundancy and cost in state IT operations.  The IT consolidation program will enable the state to achieve $1.5 billion in savings and cost avoidance over the next five years.  

The TSB provides oversight and guidance to OTech, helping to ensure its services meet customer needs. It is comprised of 13 members and includes the State Chief Information Officer as the Chair, the Director of Finance as Vice-Chair, the State Controller, the Director of the California Emergency Management Agency and the Secretaries of the Environmental Protection Agency, Health and Human Services Agency, Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Natural Resources Agency, State and Consumer Services Agency, Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

OTech provides information technology services to state, federal and local government entities throughout California. Through the use of a scalable, reliable and secure statewide network, combined with expertise in voice and data technologies, OTech delivers comprehensive, cost-effective computing, networking, electronic messaging and training solutions to benefit the people of California.

Contact: Bill Maile (916) 549-2845

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