Business Continuity and Data Availability

As with most companies, the State of Nebraska has a copy of our data backed up nightly at an offsite location. Routine data backups can be used in a disaster recovery situation, but will they actually cover an organization’s needs during a catastrophic event? Likely not. Data backup and disaster recovery are not the same...
More

 


Agile and Waterfall, both have their place in your development toolkit

After my first 15 years in e-commerce managing the IT Infrastructure and Operations I decided I wanted to gain more experience. So I took…
More

 


Focus on the Fundamentals, then the Shiny Objects

Technology leaders have too many choices these days. They have so many options that they can get distracted from the most...
More

 


The Transformation of Business Processes and Tools

The phrase I hear most often in meetings with my public sector peers: “We need to modernize our application”. As a recovering Industrial Engineer and Six Sigma Black Belt I hear, “my process is broken”. And, what my peers usually mean is, they want to replace their application. I have a very standard reply in these situations…
More...


An Essay About Digital Inclusion and Equity of Access (pg 20)

K–12 education and postsecondary education resources are becoming increasingly digital and more and more web-based. Learning management systems, student information systems, and content management systems all require students, parents, teachers, and administrators to have constant…
More...


July/August Issue of the Nebraska Broadband Newsletter (pdf)


Centralized vs Decentralized IT - Is there a Middle Ground?

State CIO’s are obligated to provide IT services in a cost effective manner. This was made clear to me...


Video: We Are Nebraska Technology

Find out how the OCIO is providing enterprise services to the State of Nebraska.