Where Did the Policies Go?

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If you were accustomed to looking up ISD IT and Security policies on the cybersecurity website (http://cybersecurity.alabama.gov), you will no longer find them there and you will be redirected to the new OIT website IT Governance Library.  In that area of the OIT website is a link to “Legacy IT Policies and Standards.” These are […]

New “State Email and Directory Services” OIT Policy

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There is a new policy on the (new) OIT website: OIT Policy 540: State Email and Directory Services. This new OIT policy updates and replaces two of the ISD legacy policies: Policy 540: E-mail Communications and Policy 545: Electronic Collaboration. http://oit.alabama.gov/governance-library/500-architecture/ This policy established OIT responsibility to maintain and administer the State’s primary, centralized email […]

Welcome to OIT

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On behalf of the Office of Information Technology (OIT), I would like to welcome you to OIT’s website. This site was created as an avenue to communicate with our customers. Here you will find important news, updates, upcoming IT services, cybersecurity tips, and much more. We value each of our agency clients and feel that […]

Take a Look at OIT Application Development

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The OIT Office of Application Development supports agencies that require assistance for the design, development and maintenance of websites, client-server applications, database administration, and mainframe applications.  Over 104 agency customers utilized these services during fiscal year 2017. Today’s blog highlights just a few of the websites created by the development team.  Team members take great […]

Collaboration brings better choices and reduced costs for IT Training

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It takes a lot of collaboration among State Agency IT Directors, OIT, AUM and their partner-instructors, to schedule highly technical classes for our state IT professionals. Specialized classes are often scheduled on-demand and require sufficient enrollments to run the class. Many agencies need more than one employee to attend the same class-date but can’t afford […]

VoIP Statewide Project Update

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our statewide Voice over IP (VoIP) implementation project. Upon completion, the VoIP project will improve our voice, video, and collaboration capabilities throughout Alabama state government. The project will consist of a network infrastructure upgrade, new VoIP phones, video, and collaboration software. The VoIP statewide implementation project will […]

OIT EPMO Background

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  The OIT EPMO began in 2016 as the shared vision of former OIT Secretary Dr. Joanne Hale and the first EPMO Director, David Latham (now retired). The office was expanded in January 2017 to a cross-functional team of six Project Management (PM) and two Business Analyst (BA) professionals. Each staffing decision was carefully considered […]

How Does the EPMO Help State Agencies?

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State agency IT projects are often a significant investment—both in terms of cost and the use of agency resources. When a project succeeds, the agency, its service consumers, and taxpayers all benefit. While the functions of the OIT EPMO are quite broad, our primary mission is straightforward—to ensure the highest probability of success for state […]