Montana skips ‘cloud-first’ for ‘cloud-smart’ approach
The state’s chief information officer says Montana is moving toward the cloud, but selectively, and only where it makes sense.
Montana's CIO explains his 'service-first' mentality
Now nearly a year into his tenure as the state's CIO, Tim Bottenfield says his experience as an agency IT head keeps him aware of how best to serve customers.
Partnership promises internet access for tribal, rural lands in Montana, Washington
A new agreement between Microsoft and Native Network is the final leg of the tech company's "Airband" initiative.
Montana lieutenant governor praises ‘transformative’ effect of IT on citizen services
From a net neutrality policy to shared enterprise infrastructure agreements, IT is creating better and faster services for citizens, says Mike Cooney, deputy to Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.
Montana appoints new statewide CIO
Tim Bottenfield, previously the chief information officer for the state Department of Revenue, replaces Ron Baldwin, who resigned in January.
Montana deploys chatbot fleet, eliminating thousands of support calls
With virtually no funding and a lone writer on staff to handle technical development, the state's motor vehicles agency is transforming how it does customer service.
Telecom group will 'aggressively challenge' any state enforcing net neutrality rules
USTelecom says it wants net neutrality protections, but not at the state level.
Vermont governor becomes 5th to issue net neutrality order
Gov. Phil Scott placed new requirements on companies doing business with state government.
Montana CIO Ron Baldwin says goodbye to government
After five years of improving IT governance and security for his state, the technology leader now departs as an extensive consolidation project coasts to a close.