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