Tim Bottenfield

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

by • 4 weeks 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.

Pandemic put states' digital modernization efforts in the spotlight

by • 6 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 • 6 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.

Montana is retiring its mainframe

by • 10 months 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 • 12 months 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.

Montana's CIO explains his 'service-first' mentality

by • 1 year ago

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.

Montana appoints new statewide CIO

by • 2 years ago

Tim Bottenfield, previously the chief information officer for the state Department of Revenue, replaces Ron Baldwin, who resigned in January.

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