• Now, DMV Reportedly Halts Major $210 Million IT Project…

    February 13th, 2013 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Now, DMV Reportedly Halts Major $210 Million IT Project…

    The California Technology Agency’s  IT Project Tracking web site has for several consecutive months posted ominous project status reports, replete with bright red warning signs indicating serious implementation problems on the DMV’s IT Modernization Project. Today the DMV announced that it was apparently halting its […]

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    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 […]

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    TechAmerica/Deltek State of California IT Seminar Event Produces Some Surprises

    September 6th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    TechAmerica/Deltek State of California IT Seminar Event Produces Some Surprises

    TechAmerica/Deltek State of California IT Seminar Event Produces Some Surprises: Negotiated procurement the new norm – PCC See 6611 Chapter 2 – Procurement Planning Best Value replacing Low cost procurement DGS, Tech Agency IT Procurement Roles/Responsibilities “developing” State CIO chastises state & vendors for Bait […]

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    Budget Task Force Union Representatives Double List of IT and Other Service Contracts for Cancellation: Now at $2 Billion

    August 23rd, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Budget Task Force Union Representatives Double List of IT and Other Service Contracts for Cancellation: Now at $2 Billion

    As Techwire.Net reported last week: A task force created by a budget-related agreement with SEIU Local 1000 to review IT vendor and other private-sector contracts with state agencies has met and started the process to determine which potentially should be cancelled or renegotiated… It’s a […]

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    IBM’s awarded contract for 21st Century project deployment and training; bittersweet after disqualification of their FI$CAL Bid

    March 16th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    IBM’s awarded contract for 21st Century project deployment and training; bittersweet after disqualification of their FI$CAL Bid

    Techwire reports on IBM’s award of a $12 million contract for 21st Century Payroll Project deployment and training for the new SAP based system. Not sure if it will make up for IBM’s failure to even have their FI$CAL final bid opened. Apparently, just CGI […]

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    State Auditor: FI$CAL on the Border of Oblivion?

    January 12th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    State Auditor: FI$CAL on the Border of Oblivion?

    The SacBee’s State Worker columnist and TechLeader.TV friend Jon Ortiz weighs in today with a story about the State Auditor again ripping FI$CAL, the state’s new $1.6 billion financial system modernization project at the Department of Finance. However, I want to take issue with certain findings […]

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    FI$CAL takes more hits from State Auditor

    January 11th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
    FI$CAL takes more hits from State Auditor

    Orange County Register reports that the State’s $1.6 billion computer system [is] beset  by woes: Five months before selecting a contractor, the state of California has already spent $62.6 million on a computer project that the state auditor says is beset by problems with staffing, […]

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    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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    Transparency Wars: Assemblyman Portantino claims Speaker Pérez “cooking the books”

    August 29th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , ,
    Transparency Wars: Assemblyman Portantino claims Speaker Pérez “cooking the books”

    Portantino says Assembly spending records mislead public: accuses Assembly leadership of “cooking the books” and misleading the public in expenditure records released Friday…continue(s) to mislead the public on how the Assembly spends taxpayer money,” the D-La Cañada-Flintridge Democrat… Portantino will appear with a Stanford-based political […]

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    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 […]

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