OIT is on a fast track to stabilize our asset and configuration management programs. Service Asset and Configuration Management (SACM) utilizes industry best practices to control hardware and software assets throughout the life-cycle. Let’s peel back “Asset” vs. “Configuration Management”. Typically, asset management is focused on procurement, cost, depreciation and disposal. Asset management also integrates […]
The acting secretary of the state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology (OIT), Jim Purcell, and Chief Information Security Officer, Ryan Allen, took time Tuesday morning to educate students at Fort Dale Academy in Greenville about all things related to information technology and cybersecurity. The two told the students about the state’s new Security Operations […]
The state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is proud of its efforts and specialized cybersecurity expertise to make sure the November 6th general election was free of data breaches or security hacks. Members of OIT’s Cybersecurity team worked all hours of Election Day in the Security Operations Center, monitoring the Secretary of State’s […]
The website of the state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology has been recognized nationally. StateTech Magazine has named it one of the “30 Must Read State and Local IT Blogs of 2018.” You can read the article here.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) held its first Cybersecurity Briefing Thursday at the Alabama State Capitol Auditorium. People from across the state were in attendance and heard from cybersecurity experts on a variety of topics, including an overview of the state of cybersecurity, trends in cyber threats, the future of cybersecurity, and how to […]
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is proud to announce that our Director of Network Engineering, Ben Venable, was installed as President of the Southern Region of the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD) at the organization’s annual conference in Big Sky, Montana. NASTD is a member-driven organization of technology professionals whose purpose is […]
The state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is proud to announce Alabama is making big progress in multiple areas of digital technology. The results of the Center for Digital Government’s 2018 Digital States Survey have been released and show Alabama achieving an overall grade of B-. That is up from the C+ it […]
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has officially opened its new Security Operations Center (SOC), and launched its new cybersecurity website. Governor Kay Ivey joined OIT Monday for the unveiling, and also declared October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The SOC is Alabama’s first ever centralized security operation. It monitors the state’s use of electronic resources, including […]
Gov. Kay Ivey has officially proclaimed October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the state of Alabama. OIT’s Cybersecurity division works diligently every day, through numerous resources, to protect and safeguard the state’s infrastructure, as well as Alabama citizens, from potential threats. OIT looks forward to sharing exciting announcements and advancements concerning cybersecurity in the weeks ahead!
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is excited to update the status of our statewide Voice over IP (VoIP) implementation project. The project consists of a network infrastructure upgrade, new VoIP phones, video, and collaboration software that will improve communication throughout Alabama state government. Phase I of the project is well underway, with OIT installing nearly 650 […]