• TechLeader.TV with Carlos Ramos, Secretary, California Technology Agency & State CIO, September 21, 2011, 11:30 AM PT

    September 10th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    TechLeader.TV with Carlos Ramos, Secretary, California Technology Agency & State CIO, September 21, 2011, 11:30 AM PT

    Next Program with Carlos Ramos Secretary California Technology Agency & State CIO Live Webcast Hosted By John Thomas Flynn with Special Guest Carlos Ramos TechLeader.TV will explore the Ramos vision for State IT: What’s the 100 day plan; are more organizational changes ahead; what are […]

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    Student, Teacher tracking systems & transparency; it’s politics (and unions) as usual

    August 13th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Student, Teacher tracking systems & transparency; it’s politics (and unions) as usual

    The SacBee editorial last Friday strongly chastised Governor Brown urging him change his mind and support the 100% federally funded State Department of Education’s Cal-TIDES project, the so-called teacher tracking system: So it is perplexing and dismaying that the governor has vetoed the use of […]

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    Happy 30th – IBM PC

    August 12th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , ,
    Happy 30th – IBM PC

    August 12 marks the 30th anniversary of the IBM Personal Computer or PC. I always remember that year because of the related fact that when my old boss Ronald Reagan was elected, the IBM PC did not exist. Here’s an interesting article from one of […]

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    State CIO Carlos Ramos gets Prime Time at Little Hoover IT Hearing

    August 11th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    State CIO Carlos Ramos gets Prime Time at Little Hoover IT Hearing

    State CIO and Secretary of the California Technology Agency will kick off the testimony later this month on the Little Hoover Commission’s Public Hearing on Information Technology Governance on Thursday, August 25, 2011. As TechLeader.TV reported last month, the Little Hoover Commission will review progress […]

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    Little Hoover Commission announces hearing to review progress of AB2408 State IT Consolidation – Department CIO’s lining up to voice support

    July 20th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Little Hoover Commission announces hearing to review progress of AB2408 State IT Consolidation – Department CIO’s lining up to voice support

    Little Hoover Commission announces Hearing August 25, 2011 at 9 a.m., State Capitol to review progress of AB2408 IT Consolidation – Department CIO’s lining up to voice support… The LHC will also focus on the status of five large (totaling in the billions of dollars), […]

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    Ramos Era Begins

    July 15th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Ramos Era Begins

    This week Carlos Ramos formerly accepted the reins of office from Acting State CIO Christie Quinlan seen here reintroducing Carlos to the state IT infrastructure at a mobile command center at the California Technology Agency’s Public Safety Communications Office. Bill Maile, California Technology Agency Director […]

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    Dept of ED: CALPADS ‘in critical danger of failure’; IBM – Not so fast

    February 24th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , ,
    Dept of ED: CALPADS ‘in critical danger of failure’; IBM – Not so fast

    John Fensterwald at Educated Guess reports that IBM’s response to the Department of Education’s termination threat letter regarding the CALPADS project of just a few weeks ago appears to be somewhat phlegmatic. The Department’s consultant had concluded that CALPADS was “in critical danger of project/system […]

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    State DOEd formally notifies IBM of potential termination of CALPADS contract

    February 15th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , ,
    State DOEd formally notifies IBM of potential termination of CALPADS contract

    John Fensterwald of the Educated Guess blog reports new developments for state Education’s student tracking system, CALPADS. The dreaded termination threat has been issued: In an escalation of tensions, the state Department of Education has notified the vendor of CALPADS, the troubled statewide student data […]

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