CIO Redux: Washington State's New IT Leader Returns To Old Job
Gary Robinson served as acting director of the Department of Information Services in 2001 and 2002.
The state of Washington has a new CIO, sort of.
Gov. Christine Gregoire tapped Gary Robinson as director of the Department of Information Services. Robinson served as the department's acting director in 2001 and 2002. Robinson moves back to Information Services from the Office of Financial Management, where he serves as senior assistant director.
Washington's new governor said she told Robinson to aggressively furnish IT systems that will improve state agency accountability and performance. Gregoire challenged Robinson to provide innovative leadership that will move Washington to the next level in IT.
2014 Next-Gen WAN SurveyWhile 68% say demand for WAN bandwidth will increase, just 15% are in the process of bringing new services or more capacity online now. For 26%, cost is the problem. Enter vendors from Aryaka to Cisco to Pertino, all looking to use cloud to transform how IT delivers wide-area connectivity.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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