• State CIO Ramos to Testify at Senate Hearing Today on Controller’s 21st Century Payroll Project

    August 15th, 2013 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    State CIO Ramos to Testify at Senate Hearing Today on Controller’s 21st Century Payroll Project

    State CIO Carlos Ramos and representatives from the Controller’s Office, LAO, and the State of California Task Force on Re-Engineering IT Procurement for Success are scheduled to testify today at Senator Richard Roth’s Senate Subcommittee #4 on State Administration and General Government following “Adjournment of […]

    Read More...

    California Controller Kills SAP Contract for Statewide Payroll, Jeopardizing $375 million Project, Frightening Spokesman

    February 8th, 2013 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    California Controller Kills SAP Contract for Statewide Payroll, Jeopardizing $375 million Project, Frightening Spokesman

    The SacBee’s Jon Ortiz reported today that State Controller John Chiang has terminated SAP’s contract to implement the state’s SAP payroll project, jeopardizing the entire $375 million project. After overseeing this project since he took office in his first term in 2007, this marks just […]

    Read More...

    State Controller’s $370 million Payroll System Issues Erroneous State Employee Checks, Falls Behind Schedule (again)

    November 14th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , ,
    State Controller’s $370 million Payroll System Issues Erroneous State Employee Checks, Falls Behind Schedule (again)

    When discussing success rates it is instructive to understand the context. For example, you may consider the fact that if a SF Giant’s baseball player fails in two of three at bats over his career, he will likely be enshrined in the Cooperstown Hall of […]

    Read More...

    Highlights from Little Hoover Commission testimony today by California Technology Agency Secretary and State CIO Carlos Ramos

    August 25th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Highlights from Little Hoover Commission testimony today by California Technology Agency Secretary and State CIO Carlos Ramos

    Carlos Ramos expressed his support today for AB2408 and answered that it was successfully working; however, Ramos seemed to equivocate somewhat on several key points. What I took away from the hearing was the following: For agencies/departments scheduled to migrate their data processing centers to […]

    Read More...