• OTech Chief Ghods Reports on CalNet3, CalCloud, eMail, New MSA for Cloud Services, Drones & more

    September 11th, 2014 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Techwire’s Industry Briefing yesterday at the Sacramento Sheraton with OTech Chief Davood Ghods provided plenty of solid information to the 50 plus attendees. In addition to a comprehensive description of OTech’s organization, infrastructure and environment, Davood also highlighted several upcoming initiatives of significant interest to the IT vendor predominate audience.

    First, the new RFP for the State Email System Contract will be out in the next month affecting the state’s current dual offerings: the OTech operated, on-premise CA.MAIL system, and the Microsoft operated cloud-based California Email Service (CES) .

    Second, three or four months out we should expect to see an MSA for cloud migration services.

    And finally, we learned that third and final categories of the CalNet3 procurement will be completed within the year. These final categories may include

    ☐ Category 7 – Network Based Managed Security
    ☐ Category 8 – Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)
    ☐ Category 9 – Cellular Voice and Data
    ☐ Subcategory 10.1 – Satellite Voice
    ☐ Subcategory 10.2 – Satellite Data
    ☐ Category 11 – Hosted Telecommunications Infrastructure

    CALNET 3 is the state’s third, multi-year, multi-billion dollar Telecommunication procurement to provide telecommunication services to state and local entities.  CALNET 3 is being procured in multiple solicitations to address customer needs and increase competition. The final stage will include the issuance of IFB’s/RFP’s to the previously awarded Prequalified Multiple Award Contract (PMAC) Contractors.

    And finally, the OTech director politely demurred when TechLeader asked if his department was considering providing DaaS, Drones-as- a Service for state agencies…

    Davood will be our guest next month on TechLeader.TV on October 30, 2014 at 11:30 AM PT. Please plan to join us.


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