• TLTV Educational Seminar: Turning IT Professionals into Cybersecurity Warriors; MAR 9, 2016

    February 9, 2016

    Executive Breakfast Seminar with former FBI and White House Cybersecurity Officials Keynote by Mark Ghilarducci, Director, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services March 9, 2016 Sheraton Sacramento Beavis Conference Room Level 2 Registration & Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 AM Program 8:30 – 10:30 AM Turning IT Professionals […]

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    Looks like California ISO Office Will Face Some Hiring Competition

    January 31, 2016

    With 12 new state ISO auditor hires in Governor’s Brown’s 2016-17 Budget, competition will be fierce… There are one million cybersecurity job openings in 2016. Where are all of those jobs? This week we take a look at the cybersecurity job boom in the U.S. […]

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    American IT Workers Lose Jobs to Foreigners with H-1B Visas

    January 26, 2016

    Does this kind of thing explain Trump support… [H]e and Dena Moore, another American laid off by Disney at that time, have filed lawsuits in federal court in Tampa, Fla., against Disney and two global consulting companies, HCL and Cognizant, which brought in foreign workers […]

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    Keith Tresh New CIO at California High Speed Rail Authority

    January 14, 2016

    Following a nationwide search, Keith Tresh who has been the Director of Personnel and Human Resources at the California National Guard since 2013 started this week as the new CIO at the California High Speed Rail Authority. Keith was also the State CISO before he […]

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    Ramos’ Rules: State CIO Lays Out Broad IT Management Reform Environment for 2016

    January 7, 2016

    Details Far Reaching Initiatives To Finally Get IT Right! Emphasizes Vendor performance scorecard follows in-house IT management reforms. Teddy Roosevelt, a whirlwind of action, followed his own advice, stating, “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the […]

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    Flynn’s Fundamentals – Thought it might be fun to roll these out again from 1998…

    January 7, 2016

    OPINION GCN State & Local, March 1998 California issues an eight-point systems guide CIO OUTLOOK John Thomas Flynn At the end of World War I, Georges Clemenceau, the forceful wartime premier of France, was asked to comment on Woodrow Wilson’s historic missive on the fundamental […]

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    Looks like SAC City CIO is going to have an ugly start to 2016!

    January 7, 2016

    Hope Sacramento CIO Maria MacGunigal’s security due diligence has been adequate. Had hope to have her on the show, but alas, so far she has declined. Let’s wish her luck, as a whole bunch of CIO/CISO’s will be following this one very closely, and we’re […]

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    This should add a whole new dimension to telecommuting!

    January 6, 2016

    Will make for interesting scenes at the office water cooler… Double Robotics hopes its $3,000 roaming iPad-on-a-stalk devices will attract more companies seeking to give their telecommuters a more interactive work environment. Telepresence robots represent you from afar, allowing you to roam corridors with co-workers, […]

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    Made in California – NOT: Apple to Spend Almost $2 Billion on European Data Centers

    December 31, 2015

    Add this to the results of the Law of Unintended Consequences: Hoping to better satisfy customers data privacy desires Apple looks likely to join other U.S. companies in flocking to Europe’s shores. On Monday, the U.S. tech giant announced plans to spend US $1.9 billion on new data […]

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    Big Data, Transparency & Political Correctness: Did PC writ large allow the Islamic terrorists in San Bernardino to commit their horrific slaughter?

    December 15, 2015

    One of the greatest barriers to successful big data and transparency projects is unique to public sector initiatives. This involves the concern of government bureaucrats and even their bosses about revealing the results of their big data project. Often the results are mundane, and perhaps […]

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    K-20 Education Network (over 1,000 sites) Bolstered By Comcast Business Ethernet Services

    December 11, 2015

    Comcast Business today announced that it has been selected by the K-20 Education Network to provide a comprehensive, high-speed communications network that supports 101 higher education institutions (both baccalaureate and community college systems), K-12 school districts and libraries across Washington State. These organizations rely on […]

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    The Contractor Performance Evaluation Scorecard: Fact Sheet

    December 10, 2015

    CPES Fact sheet 12.15 FINAL The Contractor Performance Evaluation Scorecard (CPES) was created to strengthen state accountability, IT project governance and to increase overall the likelihood of IT project success for the State of California. The California Department of Technology (CDT) began this collaborative effort […]

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    The Vendor Scorecard: California Contractor Performance Rating System

    December 10, 2015

                                           

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    42 California government entities sue wireless companies

    December 8, 2015

     Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Impact on Calnet3??? Associated Press Forty-two California government entities, including the Regents of the University of California and Sacramento and Los Angeles counties, have joined a lawsuit against four giant wireless companies alleging they overcharged government customers by more than […]

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    REMEMBER: Shop at Amazon from this site; Support TechLeader.TV and our Troops

    November 30, 2015

    THANKS TO ALL THE TECHLEADER.TV VISITORS WHO’VE BEEN USING THIS LINK TO SHOP VIA AMAZON ON THIS SITE. It doesn’t cost you any more, helps support our site, and half goes to the Wounded Warrior Project. Use the Shop Amazon button in the tool bar […]

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    Why Cloud Computing Implementations Typically Fail

    November 19, 2015

    Forbes has interesting article, short and sweet, about why cloud initiatives fail: The ladder to the cloud is missing a few rungs. At least, that is the conclusion of 276 IT professionals recently polled in a survey commissioned by Sungard Availability Services*. In the survey, […]

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    Security Tops List of State CIO Priorities for 2016

    November 19, 2015

    No surprise: Security Tops List of State CIO Priorities for 2016 As the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) celebrates 10 years of its survey of state information technology leaders on critical state CIO priorities for the coming year, security, cloud services, and […]

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    City of Light – Always

    November 14, 2015

    Courtesy of DMV’s Bernard Soriano

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    5G – The Next Phase of Mobile Telecommunications from Ericsson & Cisco???

    November 12, 2015

    Techwire carries interesting article from Pete Carey, San Jose MercuryNews: Cisco Systems and Swedish telecom giant Ericsson announced a sweeping global partnership Monday that’s a few steps short of a merger but which should shake up the networking industry with a powerful new combination. The two […]

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    Microsoft just buried the hatchet with another huge and bitter rival, Red Hat

    November 6, 2015

    This is interesting: Microsoft and Red Hat struck up a major new partnership on Wednesday. They’re giving Red Hat’s Linux operating system a starring role on Microsoft’s cloud computing service, Azure. Full article from Julie Bort at Business Insider here.    

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