Montana CIO Tim Bottenfield announces retirement

by • 4 months ago

Bottenfield, who transitioned from IT support at Auburn University to state government in 2011, said he'll retire before the end of the year.

For IT modernization, Montana CIO says 'strike while the iron is hot'

by • 5 months ago

Montana CIO Tim Bottenfield called on his counterparts to push "aggressively" for IT modernization funding before the memory of the pandemic begins to fade.

State GIS community strives for greater diversity

by • 9 months ago

On StateScoop's GIS Addressed podcast, two GIS leaders say they're hoping to attract broader participation in GIS, both in leadership positions and in organizations like NSGIC.

Pandemic put states' digital modernization efforts in the spotlight

by • 10 months ago

CIOs' aspirations to improve government services and automate workflows are suddenly being tested by a global health crisis few were prepared to face.

Mainframes are not leaving state government anytime soon

by • 10 months ago

Montana, which is targeting spring 2021 to retire its mainframe, may be the exception that proves the rule that mainframes are essential technology for states.

GIS plays critical role in states' response to coronavirus pandemic

by • 11 months ago

GIS officials from Maryland and Montana say geospatial data has provided real-time support for disaster relief during their states' responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Montana is retiring its mainframe

by • 1 year ago

With just three legacy applications left, officials say they’re nearly ready to move on to a new era in computing.

Montana considering new phase of IT consolidation, CIO says

by • 1 year ago

State CIO Tim Bottenfield said infrastructure consolidation is complete and now officials are now looking at applications and people.

Montana skips ‘cloud-first’ for ‘cloud-smart’ approach

by • 1 year ago

The state’s chief information officer says Montana is moving toward the cloud, but selectively, and only where it makes sense.